Einsiedeln, Sihlsee, and in between. a beauitful September Sunday
again left Switzerland…and now don’t know if (and when) I return. wanted to spend my last day there in the heart of nature, having this idealistic image of Switzerland - bright green hills, cows, lake, somewhere in the background - mountains etc.
i’ve seen many Swiss “must see”s and for this time wanted something not very far from Zurich, but pretty, relaxing, without need of too much physical effort. took us a bit to decide on the place…and the winner was Einsiedeln. it’s a 45-50 min train trip from Zurich. with beautiful views of Zurich lake.
the town itself is not very interesting and the very popular attraction of it is the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey. it has some magnitude…
view of the town as looking back…
the monastery has it’s own production of cheese and maybe other food and they are selling it, but didn’t manage to taste it.
going through the courtyard and the stable of the monastery, we ended up in the heart of the nature :)
from the top of a hill, looking back
and on that top there were some really beautiful horses. horses are the definition of elegance… and they communicate so gently among each other…and with humans
further…amazing green and the sound of cowbells. and that is Lake Sihl (Sihlsee)
although the sounds (coming from different bells) are produced randomly, the combined sound is somehow harmonious.
don’t know why, but as the cows saw us, they started moving toward us. sociable animals…and they were fighting for our attention.
further going to the top of another hill
then looking back at the hill
this last one, with a bit of contrast, looks like a windows wallpaper :)
got to the lake…and some goats
and miniature goats
at some point had a very fulfilling lunch
and somewhere further - the mountains (nature makes the perfect combinations)
at some other point, lay down a bit by the lake, on the very soft grass.
there is a bridge across the lake, we got to it, hoping it has a sidewalk…it doesn’t. pretty weird, especially for Switzerland.
took the same way back…
because of the approaching sunset, the hills started to get some shadows
the position of sun, thus the reflection of the hills into the lake, changed the colour of the lake (compare with the above pictures)
the horses were back in the stable…and every horse ‘room’ had a window!
and in the end also got inside the monastery…liked that it is light (white and pink)
to all the images, add the ‘even more beautiful in reality’, then the fresh air, the warm sun, the refreshing lake breeze, smell of hay, cut grass, wood, and pleasant company.
was a soulful day
and a questions - why the Swiss grass is greener (at least compared to the one in Moldova)?