“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
― Charles Baudelaire
This post is supposed to show you Switzerland’s biggest city from another angle, from an unexpected perspective.
With every day I spend in Zurich I fall in love with the city a little more. Especially on days when the sun is shining and luring people out onto the streets. The energy and joy that is in the air is inspiring and exciting. It makes one want to explore every corner of the city because of the prospect to discover something new at every turn.
The medieval city centre, above all, provides tons of places to explore: hidden squares with fountains in their midst, seemingly endless stairs leading to amazing lookouts, narrow streets housing the most unique coffee shops and art galleries, or roof gardens and terraces you only see from above. That is what makes for example the ‘Niederdörfli’ so enchanting.
In contrast to those secret get-aways stand the places where, on days as these, all the different people from Zurich gather together and enjoy the sunlight, talk, laugh and relax. The most popular meeting places amongst others are the lakeside, the nearby square in front of the opera house, the ‘Lindenhof’ or the ‘Grossmünster’.
I tried to capture those hidden spots as well as the better-known places, where people get together, in the following pictures.
Have a nice Sunday!
Something to think about:
I love the story behind this wall painting – does anyone know it?