Zurich, Switzerland


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This is the Lindt Chocolates corporate building, I believe.

Gorgeous railing. Notice the lion head in the center of the roundel, and the rosettes at other intersections.

Very often, in old cities, the new buildings share common walls, or are in close proximity to very old buildings. These are all of the same era.

These buildings are of various eras. There is movement and change and interest.

I have always imagined that Bill Murray had been to Zurich and perhaps had seen this particular decoration. It reminds me of his goofy look as the grounds keeper in the movie "Caddy Shack."

More interesting architecture. The colors and styles are eye catching. Pleasing to the eye. The narrow walkways and roadways keep things in human scale. It is very different from the high rise skyscrapers in many big cities.

Very often in the old cities, the streets are more about foot traffic than automotive traffic. In my opinion, this makes a place more livable.

I love these bay windows. First and second story windows that have this feature are quaint. They add to the visual texture of the exterior architecture, and visual and physical space to the interiors.

Intercity stairways do not deter shops, or parking for bikes! Traffic on these staired paths is, of course, foot traffic. Taking it slow means that one has the time to notice things in a shop window and chat with neighbors.

This is a rather formal building. I believe it is the rathaus or city hall, if my memory is correct.

This is a splendid view from the park at the top of the stair walking path. Not seen in this photo is a ferry that operates on a cable system across the river. It takes people from one side of the river on the small boat to the opposing bank. This is either the River Linth or the River Limmat. Again, notice the varied styles of architecture. Nothing boring about Zurich.

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