One of the more picturesque means of transportation that I can remember was going up the side of a mountain near Lugano, Switzerland on a gondola. It was silent except for the whirring sound of the machinery moving the gondolas. There was plenty of time to enjoy the changing view and I took lots of pictures. Although it was May when I had this adventure it was still chilly with traces of snow on the ground. Here is some of what I saw that day.
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