Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Locarno, Ticino

Just a brief visit to Locarno on Lake Maggiore because I went down there in a small bus from Levertazzo and met Glenn and Gemma there several hours later - they walked across a mountain trail and then caught the bus down the valley.

One of the attractions in Locarno, apart from its setting beside a beautiful lake, is an 800 m cog train (Madonna del Sasso funicular) journey up 173 m from the city to a mountain ridge where you get a birds-eye view of the lake and the city.

After meeting up with Glenn and Gemma again we went for dinner, again at a restuarant in a piazza where we sat outside under umbrellas (we've done a lot of that!). So nice on a warm evening. 

We chanced on a 'Harley Davidson bikes and classic cars' event so we were entertained by watching the owners of said vehicles and listening to the matching music. And we were surprisingly (for a Sunday evening) entertained by a pole-dancing competition. There were about ten girls competing and they were very lithe and strong as well as stylish. They then called on blokes from the audience to see if they could do it and we watched three or four strip off their shirts (and in one case their jeans) and make a fool of themselves. Forgot to take photos unfortunately.

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