Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ernest In Switzerland





Ernest and Hadley liked to get out of the damp cold of Paris in the winter for the clean air of alpine Switzerland and Austria.
They'd rent a cabin or find a hotel to use as a base camp to ski and hike from.
Ernest always ended up with skin browned by the high altitude sun.
These photos were taken in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1927.
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11 comments:

Carlos said...

Curious, because even living in poverty he could afford to go to the snow when there was too cold in Paris. Those were really different times.

Nikon said...

Hi Carlos,
Yes, that is always a puzzle - the money that they had for trips & leisure. Fishing trips to Spain & the bullfights there are other examples.

Meg in Nelson said...

So it has got to be fake poverty, yeah? Or selective poverty. Did skiing used to be a cheap sport, do you think?

Nikon said...

Meg,
I don't know what to call it. They had travel money, money for the hotels or lodges and the leisure time.
Couldn't this money have been applied to better lodgings in paris?

Ame said...

I wanna go to Austria someday...Sound Of Music right? ;)

Nikon said...

Hi Ame, yes Austria, & then they moved to Vermont, if I remember right.

Monica from rio said...

Yep that's me in the picture. It is truly a fantastic place to be. My favourite beach here in Brazil

Ame said...

Surpriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise!

Ya never know where I'll pop up!

;)
xo

Nikon said...

Ame, I hope you are having fun on vacation :)

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Monica from rio said...

Yes Nikon I had a good carnival. I usually travel this time of the year, but as I stayed in Rio this time I enjoyed the city and also had a chance to take some rest! Thanks for asking!