Thursday, 22 January 2009

SkyWatch Friday


Arosa; Switzerland
Under a soft wintry sky, horse racing on the frozen Obersee. The races exist since 90 years.

One of the pretty train stations on the way up to Arosa;



Horses waiting to take people on a sleigh tour.

My friend Arthur has send me the pictures.

23 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

it looks cold there, great series of shots.......

Gill in Canada

Janie said...

Sleighing sounds like a lot of fun.
I wonder how the horses manage not to slip on the frozen ground. Didn't know there were races on snow. Interesting photos.

marie-louise said...

Would like to be there with you to catch one of those sleigh rides. Great pics. Love ML

vincibene said...

Interesting beautiful pictures! Machst Du gerade Urlaub?

bitingmidge said...

If horses had toes they'd all be blue!

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Doesn't that look like fun. How nce that your friend sent you these photos.

Sharon Ellery said...

Looks cold. I can imagine the race would be funny - lots of slipping and sliding :-)

Sharon

Darla said...

The sky does look soft.

Wren said...

Fun and interesting - I didn't associate horse racing with snow. sleighs, yes - races, no.

fishing guy said...

Titania: Now I must admit, I would have never thought anyone would race on ice with horses. Nice series of photos.

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely series of photos! A sleigh ride must be wonderful!

Grammy said...

I really enjoyed your sky watch photos today. I love the horses in the last one.

Have a great week.
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Elfe said...

Hallo Titania
O schöne Bilder aus St. Moritz! Ich wohne in der Schweiz und war noch nie dort *lach*.
Schönes Wochenende und eine gute Woche wünscht Dir
Elfe

Arija said...

Love the horses racing on the snow. Nice set of photos.

easygardener said...

I too am wondering how the horses manage to keep on their feet. Do they have spikes on their shoes?
I've never seen that kind of racing before.

bintang said...

That horse must be in pain when they carve that numbers :(

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for taking sky watch on tour with you for a different view of the horizon.

Great photos, thank you for sharing with us all.

Babooshka said...

Sleighing would be fun. Great series of shots.

Dewdrop said...

So cold! I have never seen a horse race in the snow. Such a white sky! I never see that!

Lisa said...

My first thought also...how do the horses run on ice? It's fun to learn new things from others.

elfe-flowerpower said...

Sorry, ich meinte natürlich Arosa, es war wohl ein bisschen spät.
Liebe Grüsse
Elfe

Maria said...

The pictures from Switzerland are really nice! I'd like to be there, too...
Snow, sleigh rides, pretty houses, mountains - nice!

Titania said...

Thank you to all for your nice comments on my SWF.