Friday Fun: Heading to the Alps

No matter what I say or do, I cannot forget about mountains and snow in the winter months. I miss them more than I can say, so here are some pictures to delight me (or to help me wallow in my misery).

Chamonix at night, from temmos.com
Thermal spa at Leukerbad in Switzerland, from Le Devoir.com
A summer shot, but still beautiful. Sankt Gallen in Switzerland. From Panoramio.
The Alps in autumn, from HG Wallpapers.com
My favourite vineyards, although the dream of owning one with a chateau recedes daily. From Lavaux.ch
But it’s the skiing I miss most. Chamonix once more, from chamonix.net

 

Friday Fun: Chateaux with Vineyards

My lifelong dream was to own a chateau with a magnificent view and a vineyard, where I could write (of course) but also run my training courses and serve my wine to a captive audience. Here are some chateaux which come close to my high demands.

Chateau Allaman in Canton Vaud, from liens-du-vin.ch
Chateau Allaman in Canton Vaud, from liens-du-vin.ch
Chateau Barbeyrolles, near Saint Tropez. From barbeyrolles.com
Chateau Barbeyrolles, near Saint Tropez. From barbeyrolles.com
Chateau Bizanos in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, from communes.com
Chateau Bizanos in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, from communes.com
Chateau de la Mission, Haut-Brion, from avis-vin.lefigaro.fr
Chateau de la Mission, Haut-Brion, from avis-vin.lefigaro.fr
Chateau Lonay near Lausanne, from morges-tourisme.ch
Chateau Lonay near Lausanne, from morges-tourisme.ch
Chateau Maison Blanche, from liens-du-vin.ch
Chateau Maison Blanche, from liens-du-vin.ch

A few beehives would also not come amiss! Where did you dream of living when you were a child?