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February - Zurich

February 19, 2008

  Spent the afternoon and evening wondering around Zurich.  Zurich really is a beautiful place to visit.  The architecture here is just wonderful.  Europe in general has some amazing architecture.  The cobblestone streets that cover Zurich make it a cool place just to daydream and gaze into all of the shop windows.  They go all out here to decorate the windows.  Lots of pizzazz!  We found a big music store that had some instruments in the display.  I thought about Sue and her years of music teaching. 

  The evening was chilly…not cold though.  Temperatures were around 40 degrees.  A perfect sunset behind the hills to the west.  You could see the silhouette of the church steeples and buildings.  See the photograph below.  Peaceful.  A perfect evening all the way around.

  We had a hard time finding a restaurant though.  A lot of places are closed on Sunday (most places for that matter).  So we found a nice little restaurant near the Limmat  River (this is the body of water you see in a lot of the photographs).  Anyway, so we went inside and it was a bit nicer than what we wanted or expected.  Nevertheless, we were here now…and we were quite hungry.  So we decided just to stay. 

  A nice well dressed gentleman met us at the door, so I nodded and said "good evening …we would like a table for two."  He said, OK.  He walked around a bit and then came back and asked me something.  Well, my ear was full of water from taking a shower earlier in the afternoon.  Somehow I managed to get the water a bit further into my ear than normal.  So everything sounded sort of muffled.  So I looked at him and said "just for two please."  He said, again, "no no how long for the table would you like."  I looked at Joey and shrugged my shoulders and looked back at the gentleman.  I said "just long enough for two people will be fine."  I kept thinking to myself "why would it matter how long the table was?"  So he sighed and ruffled his brow a bit.  He said in a slightly louder voice and harsher tone "no no how LONNGGGG will you be staying with us to eat tonight."  I said OHHHHH well just long enough to eat.  lol  He said "so maybe two hours?"  "Maybe one hour?"  I said "no no one hour will be the longest we will stay." 

  So needless to say that at times things are lost in translation.  I am sure he thought "stupid Americans."  

  Here are some photographs that I took around Zurich.


  Sunset in Zurich.




  Almost a full moon. 


  The moon rising between the church towers.

  That would be me standing in front of the Lammat River.


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