Europe 2011

Zürich: 22-23 June

 

Arriving in Zürich late afternoon, we found it was raining and not a good night to be out. We scuttled to the nearby main railway station and had a meal in a beer hall there: sausages and rosti, with a large glass of beer. *

 

A tram line ran right outside our hotel, so next morning we got on a tram to go into central Zürich. *

 

Zürich from the bridge at the lake front, Fraumunster and St Peters to the left, Grossmunster to the right. *

 

A strange apparition at the lake front. We have since found it is a work by artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) and is dedicated to her mother, who repaired tapestries. While it looks a bit like driftwood, it is actually bronze. *

 

We wandered around the expensive shopping streets, particularly admiring the flower shops. *

 

Potted eidelweiss. *

 

Bunches of roses. *

 

A toy shop had a teddy bear in its upstairs window, blowing bubbles onto the street. *

 

We did not quite know what to make of this ad in a clothing store window. *

 

The Fraumunster (green spire) and St Peters Lutheran church with the largest clock face in Europe. *

 

The pretty Fraumunster, dating from 1250. *

 

The Grossmunster (cathedral) of 1230. *

 

Statue on the outside of the Grossmunster ... †

 

and another one. †

 

Rich carving on the Grossmunster. *

 

Spire at the back of the Grossmunster. †

Then it was time to leave Zürich and Europe, and head off on the long flight via Los Angeles to Portland.

 

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