Index for Album Switzerland-2001: Switzerland 2001
Pictures from a short vacation added to a business trip to Zürich, Switzerland in June 2001. Unfortunately it rained a lot. See corresponding trip journal.
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The Hotel Bristol. Where I stayed in Zürich. A short walk from the train station. Very quiet.
I had a day before my business started. My only free sunny day. A view of Lake Zürich.
Another view of Lake Zürich.
Zunfthaus zur Waag. Where I had a long lunch that ate into my sightseeing time.
A pantomime down by Lake Zürich.
A pretty chimney I found along the east side of Lake Zürich.
A model train store on Langstrausse. A colleague loves model trains and I tried to get him to visit this store on a Zürich trip. He didn’t, and is now retired and unlikely to get back there.
The east shore of Lake Zürich. Taken from the tour boat that docks near the Landesmuseum.
The building with the chimney that I photographed a couple days before. [what building??]
Some people out for an evening sail on Lake Zürich.
The windsurfers are racing.
Lots and lots of sailboat masts!
My tour boat. Getting dark and the flash went off and didn’t help much.
Taste of Paradise. Where I had an Indian-Thai dinner that evening.
Walking along the Schanzen-Graben.
Some kayakers on the Schanzen-Graben following an obstacle course in a training exercise. The building to the left is a club Wasserfahrverein Zürich WVZ
One kayaker didn’t make it and fell in.
The next night I had dinner at Kaufleuten. The steak was tiny.
I stumbled on an interesting bike in the Haupt Bahnhof.
My first stop out from Zürich was Solothurn. The Wyss Papeterie is a store owned by some distant relatives.
In Bern I found this painted outline. Here in NYC we used to paint outlines as street memorials to pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. (See other picture albums of mine.)
A picture in Bern. Taken from the Bern Historical Museum. The bridge is the Kirchenfeldbrücke.
A view from the top of the Cathedral. Facing east.
Another view from the top of the Cathedral. Two pictures stitched together. Facing west.
The Chindlifrässerbrunnen (Ogre Fountain). This ogre eats small children and he’s eating one, with others waiting their turn.
The clock tower in Bern. People gather for its performances.
The Obere Hauptgasse castle in Thun. Too early. Not open yet.
Looking out over Thun.
A closeup of Obere Hauptgasse in Thun.
Another view over Thun.
Some pretty dormer windows on my walk down from the castle.
A Rathausplatz street scene in Thun. It is a two-tier street, where the roofs of the shops on the lower level provide the walkways for the upper level. This is because Thun used to flood a lot, until they controlled the flow of the Aar river with sluices.
A view of Spiez from by the train station. The castle Schloss Spiez is down by the water.
Across Lake Lucerne. Mt Pilatus is the mountain in the distance.
The Männli-Turm in Luzern.
The Nadelwehr locks on the River Reuss. Taken from the Spreurbrücke covered bridge. The Jesuit Church is the baroque building with the towers.
Kornmarkt in old Luzern.
Hotel Balance in old Luzern.
There is a train ride for kids at the Swiss Transport Museum.
Across Lake Lucerne. Taken from Merlischachen.
Lake Lucerne taken from Merlischachen. Looking towards Luzern. Mt Pilatus is in the distance.
The center of Küssnacht.
I took the funicular up to Chateau Gutsch. A view of Luzern using the wide angle adapter.
A panorama of Luzern taken from Chateau Gutsch. A lot of work getting this one stitched (and some Photoshop work is still needed). Be sure to scroll to the middle where the view is.
A telephoto view of the Museggmauer, the city wall and towers. Taken from Chateau Gutsch.
A telephoto view of Kapellbrücke mit Wasserturm. Taken from Chateau Gutsch.
Some architecture in Luzern.
Hotel Alpha is where I stayed in Luzern.
An early morning view from my room at the Hotel Alpha. Taken on my last day.
On my train ride to the airport. The sun is coming out as I leave. A view of the Zugersee.
At the airport they use bicycles to get around. I have never seen this in an American airport.
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