The Alps are incredible and gorgeous. Fact. Yesterday I took a train from Bern, Switzerland, to Milan, Italy. I had accidentally (?) purchased a first class ticket; oh well. It allowed me to have a single seat. I spent most of the ride just staring out the window, and, when we passed through tunnels -- there were many -- journaling about how happy I was.
In Switzerland, a lot of the houses were made of wood. There were nice, fancy houses alongside run-down, poor-looking ones. I was reminded of Heidi. Crossing into Italy, the style changed... Lots of red roofs and stone buildings. Lots of colorful laundry drying on balconies and hanging from windows.
Here are some photos taken from the train.