24 March 2008

Switzerland

So...it was really a wonderful trip. I think I am readjusted to the time and slept well last night, but as we speak my eye is twitching, a sure sign of over-tiredness.

A few highlights:
Many beautiful things to see--climbing to the top and hanging out inside the holy, hushed Munster Church
Wandering around Kunstmuseum looking at Holbein, Klee, Miro, Van Gogh, Shiele
Tasty things: Luxembourglis, homemade dinners, raspberries & cream
Conversation over fondue
Prayers after dinner and the start of a revolution
Maniacal Lost-watching
Napping
Up to Engleburg on the train that was all like Lord of the Ringsy
Chillin and exploring with Linz

I also had a chance to read some great books, including The New Guide to Crisis & Trauma, which I think everyone should read (perhaps I am a bit biased, but it was really good and really practical). Also, The Jesus of Asian Women, which was also a great, compelling, and fascinating look at what women theologians in Asia are saying about the image of Jesus that has been favored by western male theologians, and why this image might be a little off-putting to some of the most abused, oppressed and marginalized women on earth.

Here are just a few of the amazing sights. These pics are just a taste. For more, go here.

Near the train station. Basel

Marketplatz. Basel

Walking near Basel, Barfusserplatz (Place of the Barefoot Monks--my favorite name)

From the top of Munster Church

Munster, Basel

Inside Munster Church, Basel.



Snacktime. Tea Room. Basel

On the train to Engleberg.

Going up the peak to see the mountains.

Inside the glacier cave. Engleberg.

Cuckoos.

Lucerne at night. Loveliness

At Kunstmuseum. Basel.


Arlsheim Cathedral.

Church and Monastery at Arlsheim.


Arlsheim Cathedral.

Drum Light. Basel.
Marketplatz at night.

6 Comments:

Blogger April said...

beautiful...
i could feel that we were on the same continent for awhile, could you? :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I really love these. I keep coming back to look:)

9:40 AM  
Blogger Linz said...

Yeah, we pretty much werked that up-do. Grace Kelly.

12:54 PM  
Blogger laura said...

these are so lovely! well done, angela :) it was fun to see you for a hot minute (i just like saying "hot minute") before you dashed off for your swiss adventure. looks like you had a beautiful time. :)

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my land these photos are AHmazing! Did you see any cows just having a little walk while cars were a-passing? Their cows are so dang cute...and they were bells! How cool is that?

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Opps that was me ;)
Heidi V.

8:56 AM  

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