Misty Mountains

Misty Mountain Uetlilberg

Oh misty eye of the mountain below… I have been watching The Hobbit trilogy these past few days, all in anticipation of my annual tradition of watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy during the holidays (who’s with me?!). I’m waiting for K to come here to watch it with me. I’ll have my Tony Chocolonely bars ready, a cup of hot coco (who says you can’t do double chocolate) and a blanket. I’m only to be disturbed if there’s an apocalypse or something or if, like, Chanel decides to hold a sale this year. I’d stop for that. Other reasons and I may have to kill you.

This photo was taken in Zurich on the Uetliberg. It was well below zero that day and we were constantly whining about the cold (at least, I was). When we reached the top, we fell completely silent. The sun was shining bright and the sky was the prettiest hue of blue ever – the view was simply breathtaking. It was one of those moments when you feel like, suddenly, the world makes sense again. 

Zurich, Uetliberg. Go up the look-out tower for this view!

  • Isidora Matic

    would u want to follow each other?

  • Absolutely breathtaking, Igrien! That’s coming from someone who hates hates hates the cold. But this view would be worth it 🙂
    I did watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and while it sure was pretty, it’s not really my cup of tea. Or hot coco. So I didn’t even bother with The Hobbit series. But Tony’s, hot coco and a blanket definitely sounds alluring!

    P.S. Did you catch the latest Fargo (episode 9)? Freaking explosive and I can’t wait for the finale!

    • Thank you Izzy! Haha, I’m with ya, I can’t handle the cold either 🙁 (not that I’m good with heat by the way, heat makes me cranky! :p).
      Ah I didn’t expect that, I thought you would’ve liked it too! I’m a major Tolkien nerd…
      Thanks for stopping by Izzy!

      Mannn.. that episode rocked! What did you think about the space ship thing though.. I thought it felt kind of out of place.. hated they put that in! 🙁

      • I tried reading Tolkien, but pussied out before the first chapter ended. I did finish the first Dune book though. So I’m sure I’m a nerd of something, still have to figure out of what exactly 😉 (I reckon I could play a mean game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, without Google’s help)

        Regarding the space ship, I feel ya! Fargo seems to do this once in a while, I don’t yet know why (they did a similar thing with the frogs in season 1). However, their details are spot on: in 1979 a sheriff was reported to have been blinded by UFO light. I guess they like to throw in a bit of magic realism, which might feel a bit contrived.
        Catch ya later, Igrien!

  • Sounds like you have a nice evening planned, I haven’t watched The Lord of the Rings in so long, now you have me wanting to see it! Such great movies and that hot coco is sounding really good right now! This picture is also gorgeous!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far, beautiful!



    • Thank you Jalisa! Oh I can’t wait to start watching it again soon.. I’m the biggest LOTR nerd hehe!
      Have a great weekend dear! <3

  • Trang Do

    Wow! Awesome pictures!
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  • Kim

    I see fire!!! Love love love that song! That view looks like it must have been a fantastic experience! Looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Beautiful!! Zurich is well on top of my travel list for years!! But friends and family told me the cost of travel is on the higher end thats why haven’t visited yet 🙂

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

    • Thanks Viviene! Yeah, it’s the most expensive country I’ve ever visited, along with Norway! But I love the peaceful vibe of Zurich and the city is beautiful and clean. In the summer, we witnessed the lake in the city centre become a pool for citizens.. I wouldn’t want to jump in any water in the Netherlands but in Zurich the water was blue and clear as hell!
      Have a great weekend Viviene!

  • This definitely reminds me of Lord of the Rings — beautiful photo and writing 🙂


  • Haha I definitely have moments like that where I absolutely do not want to be disturbed. Over the holidays I’m going to start re-watching Game of Thrones to get ready for the Spring season. I’m also thinking about re-reading the series jussssst incase the author releases the next book soon.


    • Ah good idea! Have you seen the teaser for the new season? I can’t wait for it to return on tv!
      Have a great weekend Monika! <3

      • Yes! I’m counting down the days!!

  • Ahh such a beautiful photo! Love it! x


  • Arya Elsa Jose

    Lovely post, such a stunning picture:)


  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Wow. This photo is absolutely stunning!


  • Veerle Scheutjens

    This is amazing! such a stunning picture.



  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’ll be the first to admit that the Hobbit trilogy is one I haven’t watched, but it’s on my list. What a lovely photo of the mountains. These are definitely different mountains from what I’m used to seeing here in Arizona! xx, adaatude.com

    • Thank you Adaleta! I was in Arizona this summer and I loved the nature and all the national parks! I would love to go back soon!
      Thanks for stopping by dear! <3

  • Wow, looks amazing!


  • Violette

    This picture is amazing! Hope you’re having a nice weekend x


  • Love the photos & the post. It made me giggle. I’d stop everything if Chanel decided to hold a sale too!


    • Haha, I know right? Do they even do that? I know they don’t in Europe but I wonder about the rest of the world. Or perhaps it’s a general policy of Chanel to not do sales 🙁 (which is too bad for us!)
      Thanks for stopping by Shannon!

  • Trang Do

    Amazing picture! Hope you had great weekend!
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Thank you Trang!
      I definitely did (but it went by as fast as it came).
      Thanks for stopping by dear!

  • Awww, beautiful words, Igrien! Especially the last ones!! Of course you can do double chocolate, sweetie! 😉 I’m the same.

    xoxo Ira

    • Haha, I guess double chocolate is on every woman’s mind! I still feel guilty when I do it though.. :S

      • I know right! Me too! You know what, I’m eating the entire chocolate bar sometimes and always hear the others wondering about the amount of chocolate I can eat… haha! I feel you though, lovely! ;-**


  • wooww!! Such an amazing view and you captured that beautifully, Igrien!

    Well, sounds like the perfect time for some trilogy… double chocolate… yyyuuummm yuuummm! I want too *_^

    Jeann | LUMINNEJ