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 Cath├ędrale 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.