‘lift’
Chile

‘lift’

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] There are many hills in Valparaiso in Chile.There are also many 'lifts' to go up and down the hills, too.They call them 'lifts', but in fact they are funiculars.According to our tour leader, there used to be 28 of them but now only about 5 are left.Some of them were being repaired.They …

Long journey
Spain

Long journey

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] This photo is the ceiling of Madrid airport which I talked about in the past, too.I am always impressed by this stylish design.This time, we arrived here very late at night as our destination was not Spain, but we changed the aeroplane here and went on to South America first time in …

Boat trip
Italy

Boat trip

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] Lake Como in north Italy is a scenic spot. During summer there are many sight seeing boats, but not in winter. Usually, the summer timetable finishes at the end of October, but on the 1st of November this year, luckily there were still applying the summer schedule, maybe because it was a …

Ride on a gondola
Italy

Ride on a gondola

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] We had a ride on a gondola again in Venice.We were four this time and the gondolier told the heavier men to sit on one side, so the boat leaned which made me worried, but apparently that is the way to row a gondola.We spent a very nice half an hour, looking …

Water taxi
Italy

Water taxi

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] From the central station in Milan we took a fast train called Frecciabianca to Venice.The last time I went there was three years ago, but it was the first time for some of my family members.They were very impressed by this gorgeous city as we expected.We took a water taxi from the …

Slow journey by locomotive train and carriage
Germany

Slow journey by locomotive train and carriage

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] From the station called Radebeul Ost in the suburbs of Dresden, you can take a narrow gauge steam locomotive railway.It started operating in 1884 and now the locomotive engine made in 1950s is working there.The train went slowly, 30km/h in the peaceful countryside.It must have been an essencial line for citizens in …

Another cable car
Germany

Another cable car

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] There is another cable car in Dresden in Germany.To be accurate, this one is a suspension railway and it was opened in May, 1901.An engineer in Cologne invented it and it is the oldest of its kind in the world.There was a observatory at the station on top of the hill and …

Bridge, funicular and affluent residential area
Germany

Bridge, funicular and affluent residential area

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] We went to ride a funicular railway which was situated away from the centre of Dresden in Germany.In this city tram network is developed very well, so it is easy to move around as long as you have got the transport map.Before the ride, we crossed a brige, which was an attraction …

Slow boat trip
Germany

Slow boat trip

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] After enjoying the wonderful view of Bastei, we came down to the river.The weather was too good to go back to Dresden, so we decided to take a boat going to the opposite direction.The boat which picked us was a steamship called Pirna, which was made in 1898.It seemed that they modernised …

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