Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Around St. Gallen, Switzerland

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section: 
September 20, Sunday – Area around St. Gallen, Switzerland 
Went to church - certainly hope it was Roman Catholic - couldn't see anything and service seemed a little different.  After breakfast we had hotel pack us a lunch and we drove about 90 miles in and around St. Gallen.  Went to Appenzell, Altstätten, Rorschach, Arbon, Wil, and back to St. Gallen.  Saw women in peasant dresses and hats, beautiful valleys, ate lunch along Lake Constance (raining of course), and terrific views.  Still had some lunch left over so ordered tea & cookies in our room and ate supper there.
St Gallen Kathedrale Türme [St. Gallen Cathedral Towers, 2009]
/ Christian Bickel (Own work) / CC-BY-SA-2.0-de

Mom might have attended Mass at the Abbey of St. Gall cathedral (constructed in the mid-1700s), pictured at left.  She certainly would have seen it in St. Gallen.

Lunch along Lake Constance might have been near the Badhütte, the Rorschach bathhouse, pictured below, constructed in 1924 and (today) "the only remaining structure of its kind on the Swiss side of Lake Constance."

The other two photographs, from Appenzell and Wil respectively, are of views she might have had in those areas.

Rorschach bathhouse [2 June 2014] / markus53 / CC0 Public Domain
Hauptgasse Appenzell [Appenzell Main Street, 2006] / Tobyc75 (Own work) / CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL
Wil, Wolken über Altstadt [Wil, clouds over Old Town, 29 August 2004] / Manfred Morgner (Own work) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Here is a map showing the travels for the day:

This is the 44th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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