Monday, July 4, 2011

Castle Hunting in Switzerland


{h&m dress, macco wedges, necklace from In Honor of Design,  h&m kids glitter belt, friendship bracelet from Megan}

This weekend we did some castle hunting in Thun, Switzerland.  It's about an hour and a half from Basel and worth the little drive.  This is a little drive for us Americans but a long one for the Swiss.  They are astonished by our time spent in cars.  All are mortified to hear about JB's minor league baseball road trips that lasted 10 + hours.  multiple times a week.  yikes.  
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 Thun has a gorgeous turquoise lake, authentic swiss architecture, and the town is dotted with fairy tale castles.  
 I require little more in life.  

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
{me off egmont key in Florida on fourth of july circa 2006}

56 comments:

  1. I am loving your outfit and I love Thun too! All of the German speaking portions of Switzerland are beautiful. Have you guys been to the Interlaken area? So pretty.

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  2. Love Thun. I used to go there quite often, it is basically just around the corner from Bern :) Did you go swimming in the Thuner Lake? happy monday xox

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  3. aw your so precious. I love the castles!! do people still live in them or are they strictly for tourists now??

    ♥cheche

    http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  4. i have that dress! love it. and i know what you mean. my european friends are horrified when i tell them how much train traveling/car riding i do. oh well. it's worth it, i think.

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  5. Wow, the first photo is great! And your outfit is so lovely :)
    Carla xx.

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  6. What a lovely place! I should go out and explore some more of the german part... I'm so in love with the french part, that I never really make it anywhere else!

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  7. Lovely. Just lovely. That picture with the flowers in focus with the castle in the background is my absolute fave!! Great photos, as always, love! Hope you have a fabulous holiday :)

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  8. Definitely a place to go, it's lovely and fresh! Happy Holiday!

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  9. Oh, Sarah... These photos are SO divine. Castles are my favorite thing about Europe... My favorite memories of living in Germany are of all the fabulous castles we visited....

    Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures.

    Happy 4th to YOU! Love that last pic... Couldn't be more perfect! :)

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  10. happy 4th!!! loved these photos sarah! xo miss you.

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  11. I know what you mean about long car rides! Everything is s long drive in Australia! I feel like I spent most of the weekend in my parent's car...

    Happy 4th of July! (love the last photo here)

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, those all look so magical! And I love those shoes, those were a thrift find right? So adorable! I hope you have a happy fourth!

    Daina
    http://daina-newyorkstateofmind.blogspot.com/

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  13. who could ask for more? That's gorgeous!

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  14. Those castles...I waaant!!


    You look so lovely, and I might have to snag those shoes...the color is simply divine!

    Switzerland looks breathtaking! :)

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  15. Beautiful castles and pictures! I love that you don't seem to miss a moment in documenting your life there. You will always be glad you took so many photographs.

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  16. Gorgeous castles! I would love to one day visit a bunch of them myself! Happy Fourth to you, Sarah!

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  17. wow! those are gorgeous photos.

    wish i could see that in real life :(!

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  18. wow! those are gorgeous photos.

    wish i could see that in real life :(!

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  19. A fairy tale deserves a castle! I love all of these so much. I've always told my husband I want a turret on my house someday, it just makes everything more magical! Happy fourth of July!

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  20. HOW EXCITING! Thank You so much for posting pictures from Thun! My family came from the banks of Thunersee, near Steffisburg! I can't wait to go! We thought about dropping down while we are in Germany next year, but I think we are going to wait until we can spend a week or so in Swiss. Awesome pics!

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  21. Love your last picture! Puts everything about the 4th in a photo - summer, water, red, white and blue, and fun in the sun!

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  22. What beautiful photos! That first one though...WOW! How lucky you guys are to be in such a beautiful place!

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! : )

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  23. That cannon ball pic is awesome, I kinda want that suit actually haha. Happy 4th to you Sarah!! (oh and the castle pics are TDF too ;)

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  24. I am loving your outfit! The castles are pretty cool too :)

    Happy 4th!

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  25. aw i love that pic of you jumping in the lake. x

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  26. Oh wow! This looks incredible!
    Makes me want to go castle hunting :)

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  27. yay i see a friendship bracelet in the mix!! lovely photos!! your life is a fairy tale!!!! xoxoxox

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  28. i looove your jewel toned dress. and this pictures are stunning, i want your life k?

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  29. The castles look amazing and your outfit is a knockout, but I am loving that last picture! Everything about it says Happy 4th!

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  30. i would like to go castle hunting next time i'm in suisse. just letting you know ahead of time.

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  31. I wanna go there! its a nice place

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  32. Wow thanks for an amazing photo post...I am in love with the castle! Just beautiful!

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  33. I adore your photography, as you should know by now. That last photo is freakin' awesome!

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  34. Yep, it's a fairy tale! Love the castles, I'm a sucker for a turret. And I think the last photo of you is my all time favorite :-)

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  35. youre soooo cute love your blog...nice photos
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  36. love your h&m dress!!! and that moped is so cute!!! lovie the castlies!

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  37. Those castles are so dreamy & romantic looking.

    PS - Love your colorful outfit!

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  38. Those kicks deserve a post of their own!
    Cate

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  39. castle hunting looks like my ideal weekend!!! i can't wait to visit switz someday. looking cute as always! happy 4th.

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  40. literally a fairytale.. now you just need to move into one of them :)

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  41. Seriously?? These pictures look like they're right out of a story book. Swoon.

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  42. castle hunting??? what a LIFE!! it was all I could do to not buy that H&M dress- although now, I'm realizing that was a HUUUUUGE mistake. Should have bought it..looks ADORABLY cute!

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  43. they all look like they came straight out of a fairy tale! so dreamy.

    kisses,
    Mariel

    ps. check out my giveaway darling... i think you'll love it ;)

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  44. these pictures. that water turret. i die. i need to go here. like tomorrow.

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  45. Amazing pics! ...and LOVE your outfit!

    blair @ scsd

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  46. love your outfit! this looks like such a fun trip - castle hungting in switzerland would be amazing!

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  47. Wow, lady, those are some great castle pictures you got there! :) I love 'em all!!!

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  48. Gorgeous. Gorgeous castles and photos! I bet that was fun. :)

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  49. I just found your blog through Story of My Life. Let's just say I'm smitten. I long to travel & I try to live a more natural/organic life. I'll definitely be back to follow your blog!

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  50. love these gorgeous photos, especially the second one. amazing. adorable dress!! i think i've been eyeing that same one in h&m, so pretty!! xoxo

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  51. It's so pretty! I can't believe I've lived so close to this place for so long (well.. about 2-3 hours) and haven't seen it yet! I've heard really nice things about it and now seeing your photos... I must go!

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  52. Too beautiful! Adding that to my must see cities during my year over here.

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