Sunday, January 1, 2012

Taking the Crooks Tour 1

Today I'm reading Crooks Tour and have decided to have a look at some of the places described in the book. When Ricky, Julie and Fay first enter Switzerland, they are surprised that there are no mountains. The young man that Ricky and Julie mistook for a crook at the train station tells them that the mountains will come later. The first mountain they see is the Jungfrau and "on their left a pretty bright blue lake with chalets and villages and an old castle on its banks and little white steamers sailing up and down on its waters. This was the lake of Thun". A little research shows that this castle is Oberhofen Castle. Quite a magnificent sight. This photograph is a link to Art.com, and a framed copy can be purchased by clicking here.