My second Swiss squash tournament. As noted above, I did a little better than the last one, but not by much.
Back in Luzern to catch the last full day of Fasnacht. It pretty much consists of people dressed up and walking around aimlessly banging on their drums and drinking Eichof. It’s a family affair. Notice the Viking family and the Forest family. It is also about who has the best or most equipped ‘party shed’ […]
We are here for the 125th edition of the Carnaval de Nice. There is a huge ferris wheel in the center of town and very large puppet like decorations. The Corsi Carnavalesques (Carnival Parade) and the Batailles de Fleurs (Flower Parade) have been passing below our terrace. Apparently, after the flower parade completes its route […]
The sun was out and it was perfect. We took the best bus ride ever today. From Nice to Monte Carlo/Monaco, along the cliffs above the Mediterranean. It was about forty minutes and we saw beautiful villages, homes on the cliffs and expensive yachts in the harbor. The bus dropped us just north of Monte […]
We had two really nice dinners out while here. Not the most relaxing, with little little, but still memorable. The first restaurant, Lou Pistou, was very, very small and run by an elderly couple. They said they have had their restaurant for 25 years. The smoked duck salad and beef carpaccio were amazing. Another night […]
We took a forty minute train ride for a trip to Cannes on a cool and cloudy day. If it were sunny Cannes might have been a little better, but really, it felt like a run down Santa Monica…with French speakers. We walked down Rue d’ Antibes for some window shopping (for me at least) […]
I don’t think I need to add a cliche for this image above. It pretty much says it all on its own. Don’t you think that is a really long foot? We are in France, now. On the Mediterranean, in Nice. When we flew out of Basel it was cold and snowing. Now, two hours […]
Snowy pictures looking out our dinning room window and terrace windows. This wasn’t the last snow of the season but it was one of the heaviest. It came at the end of a week long of snow fall.
This is a place of worship near our house with some living quarters at the upper level. I’ll work on getting some information on this interesting/odd building. These photos don’t really do it justice. I am trying to read some sort of logic into the design of the stained glass. Maybe it has something to […]
The faces of Fasnacht. This is what we are to expect when the Carnival starts in Luzern. From what we heard, half the people of Luzern leave town during the week of Carnival and the other half party like crazy until all hours of the morning. We will be joining the former group. The Carnival […]