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Lombardia 2016 - The Voyage North (Sat 10 Sep 2016)

On our 2016 trip we had a mere two days in Milano, then two of us hopped a TGV to Paris, and two of us made our way north through Lombardia and up into Switzerland via Tirano.

We caught a Trenord regional train from Milano to Tirano, near the Swiss border, then the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur in Switzerland, then a Swiss regional train from Chur to Zurich.

This gallery documents the day of departure from early morning to our arrival in Tirano.

We ran up the eastern side of Lago Como (Lake Como) en route to Tirano. Although I knew that I wanted to come back and explore the lakes on our next trip, I had no idea then that one of the places you will see in this gallery (Varenna) would become one of the highlights of our 2019 trip, and our home for three days. (And also the site of one of the few debacles (which was funny only in retrospect) of the 2019 trip.)

Yes, perhaps I did go a little overboard on the photos on that trip. But as I was going through them I felt the need to modify the famous quote by Stephen Grellet; "I expect to pass through this particular world but once, and I (possibly, perhaps even probably) shall not pass this way again. And that thought really p*sses me off." Doubly so since I'm updating this gallery in late 2020, the First Year Of Covid.

Indeed, I regret that I didn't document the second half of the trip quite as assiduously.
20160910_020871 The Train Out - Theirs (Sat 10 Sep, 05:50)
20160910_020871 The Train Out - Theirs (Sat 10 Sep, 05:50)
20160910_020880 Au Revoir (Sat 10 Sep, 05:59)
20160910_020880 Au Revoir (Sat 10 Sep, 05:59)
20160910_020941 In the Quiet of the Morning (Sat 10 Sep, 06:03)
20160910_020941 In the Quiet of the Morning (Sat 10 Sep, 06:03)
20160910_020942 When Needs Must (Sat 10 Sep, 06:08)
20160910_020942 When Needs Must (Sat 10 Sep, 06:08)
20160910_020945 My Fellow Travellers... (Sat 10 Sep, 06:09)
20160910_020945 "My Fellow Travellers..." (Sat 10 Sep, 06:09)
20160910_020951 Tick-Tock, That Clock at the End Don't Stop (Sat 10 Sep, 06:29)
20160910_020951 Tick-Tock, That Clock at the End Don't Stop (Sat 10 Sep, 06:29)
20160910_020952 The Start To My Day (Sat 10 Sep (1) )
20160910_020952 The Start To My Day (Sat 10 Sep (1) )
20160910_020953 Subway Speed (Sat 10 Sep, 06:34)
20160910_020953 Subway Speed (Sat 10 Sep, 06:34)
20160910_020954 It's Too Early in the Morning to Be Excited (Sat 10 Sep, 06:35)
20160910_020954 It's Too Early in the Morning to Be Excited (Sat 10 Sep, 06:35)
20160910_020962 Finishing like We Started (Sat 10 Sep, 06:42)
20160910_020962 Finishing like We Started (Sat 10 Sep, 06:42)
20160910_020964 Back to Base One Last Time (Sat 10 Sep, 06:51)
20160910_020964 Back to Base One Last Time (Sat 10 Sep, 06:51)
20160910_020966 The Train Out - Ours (Sat 10 Sep, 08:49)
20160910_020966 The Train Out - Ours (Sat 10 Sep, 08:49)
20160910_020970 Partiamo (We Depart) (Sat 10 Sep, 08:50)
20160910_020970 Partiamo (We Depart) (Sat 10 Sep, 08:50)
20160910_020971 Stage 2 Of The Day; The Journey North (Sat 10 Sep (2) )
20160910_020971 Stage 2 Of The Day; The Journey North (Sat 10 Sep (2) )
20160910_020978 The First Stop North (Sat 10 Sep, 09:57)
20160910_020978 The First Stop North (Sat 10 Sep, 09:57)
20160910_020980 Lecco, Looking Back (Sat 10 Sep, 09:57)
20160910_020980 Lecco, Looking Back (Sat 10 Sep, 09:57)
20160910_020984 The Rule of Thirds, Como Style (Sat 10 Sep, 10:04)
20160910_020984 The Rule of Thirds, Como Style (Sat 10 Sep, 10:04)
20160910_020994 Terracotta in the Trees (Sat 10 Sep, 10:11)
20160910_020994 Terracotta in the Trees (Sat 10 Sep, 10:11)
20160910_021017 The Church Beyond The Trees (Sat 10 Sep, 10:15)
20160910_021017 The Church Beyond The Trees (Sat 10 Sep, 10:15)
20160910_021023 A Little Station In Lombardy (Sat 10 Sep, 10:17)
20160910_021023 A Little Station In Lombardy (Sat 10 Sep, 10:17)
20160910_021025 Waiting (Sat 10 Sep, 10:17)
20160910_021025 Waiting (Sat 10 Sep, 10:17)
20160910_021029 Not Such a Common Sight (Sat 10 Sep, 10:18)
20160910_021029 Not Such a Common Sight (Sat 10 Sep, 10:18)
20160910_021037 If You Squint Hard Enough... (Sat 10 Sep, 10:18)
20160910_021037 If You Squint Hard Enough... (Sat 10 Sep, 10:18)
20160910_021041 Lake Como III (Sat 10 Sep, 10:23)
20160910_021041 Lake Como III (Sat 10 Sep, 10:23)
20160910_021057 The Boat Upon The Lake (Sat 10 Sep, 10:23)
20160910_021057 The Boat Upon The Lake (Sat 10 Sep, 10:23)
20160910_021065 Three Names, One Place (Sat 10 Sep, 10:25)
20160910_021065 Three Names, One Place (Sat 10 Sep, 10:25)
20160910_021068 Where Did All These People Come From? (Sat 10 Sep, 10:25)
20160910_021068 Where Did All These People Come From? (Sat 10 Sep, 10:25)
20160910_021073 Medium Density I (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021073 Medium Density I (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021074 Medium Density II (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021074 Medium Density II (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021081 A Starburst Of New (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021081 A Starburst Of New (Sat 10 Sep, 10:33)
20160910_021082 Not That We Could See It From Here... (Sat 10 Sep, 10:51)
20160910_021082 Not That We Could See It From Here... (Sat 10 Sep, 10:51)
20160910_021084 Colico Inland (Sat 10 Sep, 10:51)
20160910_021084 Colico Inland (Sat 10 Sep, 10:51)
20160910_021093 The Name Is Holmes, Sherlock Holmes (Sat 10 Sep, 10:58)
20160910_021093 The Name Is Holmes, Sherlock Holmes (Sat 10 Sep, 10:58)
20160910_021097 Approach To Morbegno I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021097 Approach To Morbegno I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021105 Approach To Morbegno II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021105 Approach To Morbegno II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021111 A Glimpse Between The Girders (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021111 A Glimpse Between The Girders (Sat 10 Sep, 11:02)
20160910_021115 Mid 60's Meh (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021115 Mid 60's Meh (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021118 It's the Little Things... (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021118 It's the Little Things... (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021121 I See You Too (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021121 I See You Too (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021128 Morbegno At Last (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021128 Morbegno At Last (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021129 Framing The Streets Of Morbegno I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021129 Framing The Streets Of Morbegno I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:03)
20160910_021131 Back The Way We Came (Sat 10 Sep, 11:04)
20160910_021131 Back The Way We Came (Sat 10 Sep, 11:04)
20160910_021136 The Streets Of Morbegno II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:04)
20160910_021136 The Streets Of Morbegno II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:04)
20160910_021139 It Probably Helps to Hate People, Too (Sat 10 Sep, 11:05)
20160910_021139 It Probably Helps to Hate People, Too (Sat 10 Sep, 11:05)
20160910_021142 Washing Day (Sat 10 Sep, 11:05)
20160910_021142 Washing Day (Sat 10 Sep, 11:05)
20160910_021148 Private Property, Entry Forbidden (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021148 Private Property, Entry Forbidden (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021151 The Trees And The Church On The Hill (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021151 The Trees And The Church On The Hill (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021166 Three Colours, Three Wheels (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021166 Three Colours, Three Wheels (Sat 10 Sep, 11:06)
20160910_021176 Unroaring Waters (Sat 10 Sep, 11:08)
20160910_021176 Unroaring Waters (Sat 10 Sep, 11:08)
20160910_021178 Close To Transport, May Need Some TLC (Sat 10 Sep, 11:09)
20160910_021178 Close To Transport, May Need Some TLC (Sat 10 Sep, 11:09)
20160910_021190 The Mechanics (Sat 10 Sep, 11:10)
20160910_021190 The Mechanics (Sat 10 Sep, 11:10)
20160910_021207 Another Hill, Another Town (With Windswept Tree) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:10)
20160910_021207 Another Hill, Another Town (With Windswept Tree) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:10)
20160910_021211 17:00, You Say? (Sat 10 Sep, 11:11)
20160910_021211 17:00, You Say? (Sat 10 Sep, 11:11)
20160910_021218 The Narrative I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:11)
20160910_021218 The Narrative I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:11)
20160910_021230 The Narrative II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021230 The Narrative II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021235 The Narrative III (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021235 The Narrative III (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021238 And We're Not Even In Switzerland Yet... (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021238 And We're Not Even In Switzerland Yet... (Sat 10 Sep, 11:14)
20160910_021246 The Road to the Mountains (Sat 10 Sep, 11:15)
20160910_021246 The Road to the Mountains (Sat 10 Sep, 11:15)
20160910_021253 They Must Make a Living I Guess (Sat 10 Sep, 11:16)
20160910_021253 They Must Make a Living I Guess (Sat 10 Sep, 11:16)
20160910_021260 The Turning Point (Sat 10 Sep, 11:16)
20160910_021260 The Turning Point (Sat 10 Sep, 11:16)
20160910_021267 The House Of Negri  (Sat 10 Sep, 11:18)
20160910_021267 The House Of Negri (Sat 10 Sep, 11:18)
20160910_021281 Layers I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:18)
20160910_021281 Layers I (Sat 10 Sep, 11:18)
20160910_021285 Happy To Be In Sondrio (Sat 10 Sep, 11:21)
20160910_021285 Happy To Be In Sondrio (Sat 10 Sep, 11:21)
20160910_021291 The Waiting Room (Sat 10 Sep, 11:22)
20160910_021291 The Waiting Room (Sat 10 Sep, 11:22)
20160910_021299 Needs a Better Maintenance Budget (Sat 10 Sep, 11:40)
20160910_021299 Needs a Better Maintenance Budget (Sat 10 Sep, 11:40)
20160910_021310 Two Religions, Maybe (Sat 10 Sep, 11:43)
20160910_021310 Two Religions, Maybe (Sat 10 Sep, 11:43)
20160910_021311 One Religion, Counting Wine (Sat 10 Sep, 11:44)
20160910_021311 One Religion, Counting Wine (Sat 10 Sep, 11:44)
20160910_021317 Another Hill, Another Tower (or Four) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:44)
20160910_021317 Another Hill, Another Tower (or Four) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:44)
20160910_021321 The Houses Above the Vines (Sat 10 Sep, 11:45)
20160910_021321 The Houses Above the Vines (Sat 10 Sep, 11:45)
20160910_021326 What More Could You Want? (Sat 10 Sep, 11:49)
20160910_021326 What More Could You Want? (Sat 10 Sep, 11:49)
20160910_021329 Just Because (Sat 10 Sep, 11:50)
20160910_021329 Just Because (Sat 10 Sep, 11:50)
20160910_021340 A Quick Backward Glance, No More (Sat 10 Sep, 11:50)
20160910_021340 A Quick Backward Glance, No More (Sat 10 Sep, 11:50)
20160910_021342 Layers II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021342 Layers II (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021347 The Great Wall Of... Eh, It's Just A Nice Wall Is All (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021347 The Great Wall Of... Eh, It's Just A Nice Wall Is All (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021357 Getting Your Message Across (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021357 Getting Your Message Across (Sat 10 Sep, 11:53)
20160910_021363 L'Uscita (The Exit) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:55)
20160910_021363 L'Uscita (The Exit) (Sat 10 Sep, 11:55)
20160910_021368 Just Passing Through (Sat 10 Sep, 11:55)
20160910_021368 Just Passing Through (Sat 10 Sep, 11:55)
20160910_021373 That Bloody Cat! (Sat 10 Sep, 11:56)
20160910_021373 That Bloody Cat! (Sat 10 Sep, 11:56)
20160910_021378 Even The Carpentry Shops Have Style (Sat 10 Sep, 11:57)
20160910_021378 Even The Carpentry Shops Have Style (Sat 10 Sep, 11:57)
20160910_021382 The Church in the Cornfield (Sat 10 Sep, 11:57)
20160910_021382 The Church in the Cornfield (Sat 10 Sep, 11:57)
20160910_021388 The House That Lego Built (Sat 10 Sep, 12:01)
20160910_021388 The House That Lego Built (Sat 10 Sep, 12:01)
20160910_021391 The Narrative IV (Sat 10 Sep, 12:01)
20160910_021391 The Narrative IV (Sat 10 Sep, 12:01)
20160910_021393 This Stone House (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021393 This Stone House (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021395 Aspetta (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021395 Aspetta (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021401 High Country Orchard (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021401 High Country Orchard (Sat 10 Sep, 12:02)
20160910_021403 The Lumber Yard (Sat 10 Sep, 12:03)
20160910_021403 The Lumber Yard (Sat 10 Sep, 12:03)
20160910_021418 The Lumber Train (Sat 10 Sep, 12:04)
20160910_021418 The Lumber Train (Sat 10 Sep, 12:04)
20160910_021419 First Glimpse Of The Future (Sat 10 Sep, 12:04)
20160910_021419 First Glimpse Of The Future (Sat 10 Sep, 12:04)
20160910_021423 End Of The Line (Sat 10 Sep, 12:06)
20160910_021423 End Of The Line (Sat 10 Sep, 12:06)
20160910_021425 End Of The Line II (Sat 10 Sep, 12:06)
20160910_021425 End Of The Line II (Sat 10 Sep, 12:06)
20160910_021427 THAT'S The Bernina Express??
20160910_021427 THAT'S The Bernina Express??
20160910_021434 The Tirano Town Square
20160910_021434 The Tirano Town Square
20160910_021435 Breaking Bread In Italia For The Last Time In 2016
20160910_021435 Breaking Bread In Italia For The Last Time In 2016
20160910_021437 The Last Italian Pizza For 2016
20160910_021437 The Last Italian Pizza For 2016
20160910_021440 The Last Time For Me To Kick Myself In Italy
20160910_021440 The Last Time For Me To Kick Myself In Italy