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Tur/Retur Milano, Bormio and St. Moritz

Ill release my photos from my recent trip to northern Italy and southeastern Switzerland here. From Monday 4th of April to Monday 10th of April i spent a week visiting Milano, Bormio, Livigno and St. Moritz. All i can say is that the trip was gorgeous, and i hope you enjoy viewing the images.

On monday 4th of april i took the airplane to Malpensa (Milano) from Værnes (Trondheim) via. Gardermoen (Oslo). Clouded over Norway, but a nice weather south of Oslo and whole the way down to Milano. But it was quite misty over Denmark and Germany, so i was not able too take some many images from there. From Malpensa i went with the bus up the valley through Lecco, Sondrio and Tirano to i finally reached the little village Semogo about 10km north of Bormio where i was to stay for 5 night.

Gallery 1: Flying over Europe


Partly clouded over Trøndelag, but it was mostly clouded the whole way between Værnes and Gardermoen.






Closing Gardermoen.


Didn't take many images of Denmark and Germany, too misty over there, but this is some air traffic over Hamburg.


Entering the Alps.










Matterhorn and Mt. Rosa (i think) in the image.


Closing Malpensa Airport northwest of Milano. This is over Ticino River.


A small city in the metro area of Milano.

Okey, ill give you my next gallery later.
 

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Welcome back, Christian! :wave:

I hope you not only had a good trip but a wonderful time as well! :) Thanks for the photos -- too bad it was overcast for a good part of the flight. :( But, like NorthStar, I'm greatly looking forward to future photo installments here. :banana:
 

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@ NorthStar77
Noh, I don't know it, im too young i guess! :D

@ Whose Homepage/Renkinjutsushi
I had a great trip, thanks. And i will hopefully come with more images later today, or tomorrow. (im bisy this evening)
 

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Nice. I like also pics of Alps: these mountain looks so massive & gorgeous and anyway it`s nice to see nature photos in this forum.
 

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Gallery 2: Bormio

Bormio was a really nice city, surrounded by stunning mountains over 3 000m tall. I also had a day in the ski resort from
Bormio 3000 to Bormio 2000, which was open at that time. This gallery also includes images of mountains seen from the
mountain Cima Bianca, which is where the ski resort starts at 3 050m. Enjoy the images.








Small streets.




Cima di Reit from the upper secondary school.


Cimino Valbella seen from the upper secondary school.


Bormio overview from the cableway up towards Bormio 2000, which is the ski resort station in the middel.


Bormio from far above, with Bormio 2000 seen further down.


Panorama from Bormio 3000, or from the mountain Cima Bianca. In this image you can see 3 500m tall mountains,
and Bormio far down in the valley.










The village of St. Caterina, down in Valfurva Valley.

I hope this one was enjoyable. :)
 

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Gallery 3: Sweitzerland

On a cold thursday i went to Sweitzerland, with the train from Tirano to St. Moritz. Tirano was grey and rainy, while St. Moritz was snowy, but luckly not too snowy to take images. The train took us from Tirano which is situated 450m above the ocean to Ospizio, 2 350m above the ocean and down to St. Moritz, 1 780m above the ocean. This gallery contains only images from Sweitzerland.


Poschiavo, a town situated close to the Italian border.


A church without roof, some 5km before St. Moritz.




Evangelische Kirke in downtown St. Moritz.




Chesa Futura, the famous residential building by Foster and Partners.


Carlton Hotel


One of many luxury hotels.
 

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NorthStar77 said:
When I look at this picture, I wonder about the layer of gray/brownish air that can be seen. Is it human made smog, or just normal clouds?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/cityx/Italy/Mountains3.jpg
Yeah, well the Alps was was where it was less smog than all other places exept Norway. Over Denmark, and especally in Germany there was a lot of smog or smoke, the same with Italy.
 

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Gallery 4: Semogo, Italian villages

When i was in Bormio i stayed to a host family in a town named Semogo, about 10km away from Bormio. From there i visited Bormio, Tirano and Livigno. Sadly i forgot to take images from Livigno, but i took some other images which might be worth a look.


Rainy Tirano, this was on my way to Sweitzerland.


Trepalle, a really small village on the mountain pass between Bormio and Livigno.


St. Carlo, a small village 5 min. north of Semogo, where i took this image.


The rooftopps of Semogo, with Mt. delle Scale in the background.


Small streets of Semogo.


Images from Semogo on Saturday last week.When i arrived there it was some 20-25c and for me in the middel of the summer. When i leaved it was snowing.




Driving down the valley towards Milano.




The last image from the Alps. Milano next.
 

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Gallery 5: Old Milano

Spent a Sunday in Milano, took quite a few images from there as well. But ill make it two galleries, because of the large number of images. Here is images taken from most historic buildings as the cathedral, A Vittorio Emanuele II. I Milanesi, the castle and other buildings.


Milano Castle behind the tree.


Taken from Milano Castle and down the shopping street.






A statue in the main square.


The entrance to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which was the first shopping mall in the world built between 1865 and 1878.


Inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.


Milano Cathedral, seen from the main square next to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.




A image i took inside the cathedral. The quality is low on this image, because it was not allowed to use flash here, which i did not use.


From the roof of the cathedral.


Image of the topp of the 109m tall church seen from on of the roof.


From the roof and down in the streets.


Stazione Centrale (Central Railway Station), which was situated next to Pirelli Building. You will see more images of the CBD area with Pirelli Building and others in my next gallery.
 

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Gallery 6: Modern Milano

I took a visit to the CBD, where we can find Pirelli Building, Torre Breda and Torre Galfa as the tallest. Here is also the images i took from the roof of the cathedral with a few panoramas and so on.


With the 117m tall Torre Breda as the tallest building in the image.


Milanos tallest skyscraper, the 127m tall Pirelli Building.


Torre Galfa, Milanos third tallest with 109 meters.


Torre Biancamano.


View from the roof of the cathedral.








Panorama viewing south from the cathedral.


Panorama pointing north towards the Alps and CBD.
 

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OH, CHRISTIAN!!!! What a superlative show! :applause: :banana: :eek:kay:

You show us majestic alpine landscapes, picturesque villages, and the great city of Milano! This is really a wonderful treat, thank you so much! :cheers:
 

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Extremely good work, Bravo; your pano pointing north is quite famous at italian forum.
The glassed-in street is 'Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II', dedicated from inhabitants of Milan (I Milanesi) to King Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia.
 

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Thank you for these beautiful pics you wanted to share with us :eek:kay: :cheers: :)

The building in the last pic in gallery 5 is Stazione Centrale (Central Railway Station), built in 1939; probably the biggest trainstation of the world ;)
 

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mi3max said:
Extremely good work, Bravo; your pano pointing north is quite famous at italian forum.
The glassed-in street is 'Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II', dedicated from inhabitants of Milan (I Milanesi) to King Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia.
Thanks for the info. Btw, do you know how many stores there is in the mall?
 

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GENIUS LOCI said:
Thank you for these beautiful pics you wanted to share with us :eek:kay: :cheers: :)

The building in the last pic in gallery 5 is Stazione Centrale (Central Railway Station), built in 1939; probably the biggest trainstation of the world ;)
Cool, then i should have been inside it, but i was in a hurry, so i went closer to Torre Galfa and Pirelli Building before i had to run back to the hotel again.
 
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