Turning Back The Hands of (Swiss) Time


DH arrived to meet me in Frankfurt this morning where I had finally managed to cadge a good 8 hours of kip following my adventures in Slovenia.  From there we grabbed a hire car and motored down the freeways to arrive in Montreux, Switzerland where we will spend a few days enjoying the scenery and visiting some of my old haunts.

It’s been nearly 30 years since I have been back to this idyllic part of the world where I spent the better part of 2 years working at the hospital of the  small nearby town of Sierre.

Tomorrow we will take the car and head up to the mountains and vineyards, but for this evening we simply strolled along the shores of Lake Geneva, soaked in the scenery and ate an absolutely stellar meal at the Montreux Palace Brasserie.

The boardwalk along the Lake has undergone major changes since I last walked it (not surprisingly) and now boasts many fabulous architectural changes as well as the addition of a fabulous array of sculptured works.

The symmetry of this neat swimming platform rather caught my eye with it’s leading lines into the lake and the serendipitous advent of the couple sipping their beers to watch the setting sun – and shaking the balance of the image nicely!

Joanne Thieme Huffman - Very nice photo – and it expands my visual idea of Switzerland.

Bren - I’m thinking you are right at home in many parts of the world! Looking forward to the photos and updates, the view from your lens is always inspired.

gotham girl - Love the leading lines. Fabulous capture!

Leslie J. Moran - This is so wonderful. We lived in Nyon just outside of Geneva for 4 years. Indeed our daughter was born in Geneva. We did a lot of tripping in the area and these photos are a wonderful reminder. My how things have changed. Thanks for the memories! Lovely job.

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