Grindelwald and Piz Gloria

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Train ride from Interlaken to Grindelwald.
The next morning it was back to the train station. This time with the local system-BOB (BernerOberlandBahn)....destination Grindelwald. What a CHARMING little town at the foot of the very impressive Eiger peak ! All I could think about was "I can't wait to hike THAT !" To my pleasant surprise, J had reservered a room at the Hotel Belvedere so that we could enjoy the impressive sight everyday. After checking in, we dropped the suitcases in the room and headed right back to the train station. Since it was after noon, we decided to do alittle sight seeing by train and have a bite to eat at Piz Gloria, which claims to be the world's first revolving restaurant and was the film location of the James Bond 'On Her Majesty's Sercret Service'. If you're afraid of heights.
We've finally arrived.
..the journey up would NOT amuse you. The train can only go so far, then it's about 30minutes in a cable car to the Schilthorn summit. But at 2970 meters, the view is spectacular !!! The glaciers that are below the restaurant are covered with white plastic sheets in the hope of slowing the melting process. Unfortunately you can't stop physics. We ended up sitting in the restaurant for the full rotation (an hour) before heading back down. As we were leaving, invited guests, in tuxes and gowns, were arriving for the '007' dinner. If we had only known...
Back at the hotel, guests were greeted with a welcome drink by the owners and invited to enjoy the last daylight hours on the terrace before dinner. But first a shower and change of clothes.
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Train ride from Interlaken to Grin…
Train ride from Interlaken to Gri…
Weve finally arrived.
We've finally arrived.
Saw alot of crazy people on bikes.…
Saw alot of crazy people on bikes…
Yeah Bode !!
Yeah Bode !!
I want one of those in my backyard…
I want one of those in my backyar…
Hoping to slow down physics
Hoping to slow down physics
Ended up sitting through a whole r…
Ended up sitting through a whole …
Yes, I did leave the heels at home.
Yes, I did leave the heels at home.
Cable car ride back down to the st…
Cable car ride back down to the s…
Not wanting to be recognized ???
Not wanting to be recognized ???
Grindelwald
photo by: Vikram