Friday, December 23, 2011

An Angel Joins me for Lunch

This angel joined me for lunch in a road side restaurant by the forests. So much of innocence and angelic beauty!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne

Another view of Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne taken at night.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

From the EPFL Terrace

From atop the EPFL, another view of the adjoining cottages and landscape.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Vineyard by the University

A pruned vineyard by EPFL University, Lausanne. Switzerland produces some high quality white wine which is taken with fondue. Wine possibly is as vast a subject as the subjects taught by the university,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cottages by EPFL University, Lausanne

Cottages snapped from atop the EPFL. The landscape is serene and the ambiance idyllic.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lausanne: More of Swiss Alps

With drizzle and occasional rains, this is the best I could get of the Alps. Even then the snow is beckoning.

Monday, October 31, 2011

EPFL: A University by the Alps

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a major university in Switzerland. Its beauty is enhanced further with its proximity to the Swiss Alps. The images are taken on a rainy day, even then the the snow capped mountains look attractive.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scenes by the Lausanne Lake

I could not see Lake Lausanne in day light. These snaps are taken in the evening, on the landing to the lake.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

St-François Church: Snapped from Lausanne Cathedral

Another image of St-François Church, snapped from Lausanne Cathedral, with the city in the foreground.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

St-François Church in Lausanne

This is the St-François Church in Lausanne taken from the Lausanne Cathedral at night. From a distance it looks very photogenic. The sharp turrets in gray, are set off against the dark back ground. The church was built way back in 1272, and had been sacked in 1476 as a result of reformation. It was abandoned by the Franciscans in 1536. The upheavals are now gone and today in the night sky it looks like a star.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lausanne Cathedral at Night

Sitting on a high rise hillock, Lausanne Cathedral gives the feel of a shrine when one climbs up to it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lausanne Cathedral: Turrets

The pointed turret at the entrance of Cathédrale Notre-Dame juts elegantly into the night sky. Some restoration work is now going on in the cathedral.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lausanne Cathedral at Night- the Watch Tower

The tall towers of Lausanne Cathedral helped the night watch at the top to keep an eye on fires in the city at night.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lausanne Cathedral at Night

Lausanne Cathedral is a feast to the eye at night. Built way back in 1175, it has a very high tower which was guarded all through the night to warn people of fire in Lausanne which was fairly wooded then and fires were too frequent. In the wake of reformation, in 1536, the cathedral was robbed of all its treasures. The statue of gold of Virgin Mary was melted in to coins. The Cathedral however still retains its beauty.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lausanne: Chalet Suisse Restaurant

Chalet Suisse is a very famous and important restaurant for its fondue. The flavour of the restaurant is unique as it is outside the city limits in an wooded area. The bell shaped shades give warmth to the interiors.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lausanne Cityscape: Golden Lights

These Lausanne buildings look majestic in the evening light. Who lives in these places or works?
I would never come to know.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Evening Lights of Lausanne

I would never really know how Lausanne would look in daylight. The evening automatically makes everything magical. Even familiar things look enticing. These are two of my favourite images of Lausanne.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lausanne By Night

Lausanne is a beautiful city in Switzerland, by the Lake Geneva or Lac Léman. Being the head quarters of International Olympic Committee, the presence of the Olympic movement could be seen in many buildings. A park is dedicated to the theme. Though I have stayed for four days in the city, I have never seen it in daylight. All the photographs are taken at night or early morning. the City is French speaking and is on the border of France. Lausanne is the capital of the canton of Vaud.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cottages in Bern

Why do we get enamoured of the cottages much more than palaces or large buildings? perhaps it has some thing to do with our origins or with simplicity itself. These photographs are snapped from a high rise in Bern

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bern's Rail City Exit: Bahnhofs Platz

The roof above the Bern Rail City is an architectural delight. as natural light comes in, it gives an impression daylight and happiness.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Clock Towers of Bern

On a rainy day, this is quintessential Bern, Clock towers at the either end of the road. Through the road runs the tram line and the granite paved road gives the impression of older times. Some exclusive shops are there on either side of the road.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Colourful Cottage at Bern

Rare to find a cottage like this in the main piazza of a city. The green windows and yellow lettering make the building look like a canvas.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Elegant Houses Wonderful Piazza

A piazza or an open space gives immense beauty to the buildings around it. In the image above, the large square in front of the Swiss Parliament in Bern is a beauty on to itself.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Curia Confoederationis Helveticae: The Swiss Parliament

This is the Swiss Parliament Building in Bern, which has a massive open plaza in front. The colourful flags give the facade a happy look.

Rain-washed Bern Streets

The rains have lit Bern Streets with a soft light. This is the area where one could get the best of Swiss Chocolates. Once every now and then you could see trams passing through.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Beautiful Bern's Photogenic Buildings

Bern always seems to be rain washed, and the buildings have a flushed look. Clock Towers are as common as Bear images with the Count.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One Tree Three Places- Frankfurt am Main

The tree with the same branch architecture in the Flooded river Main, in Frankfurt.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One Tree Three Places- La Gruyère

The same species of tree at

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Tree: Three Places- Bern

The tree in winter has shed its leaves and reveals its architecture, in front of Banque National Suisse in Berne.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

La Gruyère Museum

This is a fascinating museum of its type, the sculptures and artworks seem different, abstract and incomprehensible. That is why perhaps it stays in the memory.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

La Gruyère Landscape

Though snapped in January, there is no snow in these La Gruyère landscape. Rather, the green of grass is the dominating colour here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Village La Gruyère- On the Outskirts

The structure above looks like the entrance to a fort. The grass around gives the scene a feel of the village.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

La Gruyère Art Shop Window

This is an interesting shop window in La Gruyère. The shop however is closed in the morning. The image of Jesus is prominent on the right hand corner. The decorative wood work on the windows gives a casement-like feeling.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Le Gruyère: Cottage with Climbers

The beautiful climber embraces the whole expanse of the facade of the cottage. It lends a rare beauty to the simple windows.