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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2009, 10:19:23 AM »
 :lol:  Had enough of shutters yet?  :groan:  No?!?  OK, then "similar style" green shutters seen in Grindelwald and Wilderswil.   :funny:  :neener:


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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2009, 10:45:35 AM »
They are everywhere! :lol: By the thousands!  :groan:
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2009, 01:28:56 PM »
They are everywhere! :lol: By the thousands!  :groan:

 :lol: Yeah, but that specific shutter style is fairly rare.  I have to agree that the chalet is "museum quality" given the artwork on the door.  Might well be (as already mentioned) a folk museum (even Ballenberg), or other historic building.   :groan:  Note, the door is missing the stairs, may not be in active use.  Oh well, carry on.   :funny:

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2009, 02:57:32 PM »
I've had no luck looking for historical/famous homes/cottages/farm/insert every other name here. I could hear Phil now "this is the historic farm where Mark Twain milked a cow"  :groan:

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Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2009, 03:02:45 PM »
Add William Tell to what Phil might say, but that isn't it either! :lol3:

I still haven't given up on Ballenberg either since I have not been able to find all 100 buildings, so "further inquiries" have been made. ;)
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Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2009, 03:15:11 PM »
I still like Lauterbrunnen valley but have no proof

Can we match the flag? :lol:  ..color that is

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2009, 05:19:16 PM »
Iam like the rest of u I have looked at more sites then you can count. If u look at the flags up close Puddins picture reply 80 they are in front of another building which is brown roof and a white window top? Then the building they are by. I did find out they have a cheese festival Justial in Beatenberg. and Boenigen has a lot of historical buildings All of this is FYI. :duno:
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2009, 05:56:48 PM »
We should have all put our heads together to save each other some time  :lol:
I went thru webshots, flickr, smugmug, photobucket, virtual tourist, even youtube, and some of Picassa because you really have to hit the nail on the head with that on the wording such as European trip, Swiss Alps etc.


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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2009, 07:56:30 PM »
ahh now thats HD!

the sign in sheet at Sant'antonio, Ticino







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Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2009, 08:00:08 PM »
better colors








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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2009, 09:04:46 PM »
ahh now thats HD!

the sign in sheet at Sant'antonio, Ticino







Looks like they're signing up to leave in a certain group the next morning, like on the first legs of TAR12 and TAR13.
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #86 on: February 03, 2009, 09:28:39 PM »
yes we know that already thanks ashe! I believe these guys are leaders not followers in this leg
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2009, 10:04:36 PM »
Marge & Luke promo (I'll youtube these later)


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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2009, 10:26:32 PM »
Unfortunately, I can only make the flag issue worse. According to this caption: "All the little swiss towns have signs like this.." Which also means that a larger town like Interlaken might have 3 or 4 signs, each at a road leading into town. If you're interested in color, you can start with the Interlaken communes here. The organization seems to be Canton>District>Communes. Besides Matten, there are a couple more commune flags with a similar green in them.

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #89 on: February 03, 2009, 10:58:08 PM »
My thinking, as strange as it may be: 

Teams take the train to Interlaken because that's where the stations are.  But the interesting area around here is outside of Interlaken, Interlaken is the jumping off spot for trips to the mountains such as Jungfrau, Eiger, Monch, etc.  and into the Lauterbrunnen valley.  From Lauterbrunnen you can take the cog railway up the valley to the town of Murren (or Muerren because I do not have the umlaut for the "u") 

The town has only about 3-400 inhabitants and can only be reached by cable car or cog railway.  There are no cars there!  During the summer it is full of tourists (over 40 hotels) and in the winter it is full of skiiers.  But in November, not many outsiders!  So ideal for a remote, secure location for all kind of tasks  without too many RFF eyes awatching..

Town is full of old buildings with green shutters like the one we are looking for.

Also hills around town look like the same that teams are sliding down with the cheese things.

So it could be that on the day after the overnight spot in Ticino, they take trains to Interlaken.

In Interlaken, they take taxi to the town of Lauterbrunnen

In Lauterbrunnen, they take cog railway up to the town of Murren.

Cheese bit (additional task)  (Roadblock is at the Verzasla Dam)

Race to the mat (have to find the right house.))

Pit stop.  Overnight in one of the hotels.

My eyes are getting tired of looking at pictures of Murren (there are lots and lots)

One more note that makes Murren an interesting TAR location:  the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was filmed here!!!!

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Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2009, 11:01:21 PM »
Thanks for the info Slowhatch and Gman, my eyes are going crazy as well as the rest of us :lol:

Luke & Marge promo (its not your hearing, its the way it was aired)

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2009, 11:15:30 PM »
Mike & Mel promo (when ready)

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2009, 11:16:46 PM »
I had wondered if the pit stop building could be the side of the building which is visible at the bottom of the hill in the cheese stacking pictures?

I confused Peach last week  :-[ by mentioning MŁrren just before Matten bei Interlaken was identified as being on the route. The reason I think I mentioned MŁrren in the first place was it had a cheese factory close to Interlaken. The James Bond link makes it an interesting proposition given that they have previously just been "James Bonding" in Ticino

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2009, 11:31:18 PM »
Cool!  Now who else has a promo out?
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2009, 11:38:44 PM »
And I ended up spending hours in Murren, maybe it will turn out useful afterall!

I love this G Man, but there are SO many cute little towns....
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2009, 11:51:22 PM »
Do you all feel like the cheese has hit you on the head?  :sucks

I like Murren as well Mrs Shrek, you never know unless you try right?

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Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #96 on: February 04, 2009, 01:37:09 AM »
Our place has leaves  :lol: .. losing it here



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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2009, 01:57:16 AM »
And a woods!

Maple? ?? maybe not...
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2009, 02:01:09 AM »
Maybe we are overthinking it but Matten Bei photos are hard to come by but it might be right there,,somewhere.

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2009, 02:04:41 AM »
One of the guys gave us a spot on GE where it could be, but you are right, finding the right Matten pic is kinda like looking for green shutters. :lol:
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