Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday Stroll


The weather was terrible a good part of the weekend - so Saturday I stuck to the house and caught up on a few things.  Sunday the sun came out and I joined half of the city in the area called Ouchy - it is so beautiful and perfect for a Sunday stroll.

One of my favorite things about being in Europe is the architecture.  Having spent most of my life in the US (and the Western US at that) I'm not used to buildings that have so much history.  We are lucky to see something that is 100 years old - let alone hundred's of years.

   These grand, sweeping buildings always catch my eye and make me wish we had a bit bit more variety in architectural styles at home.

Things here are built to last - some of these buildings are hundreds of years old and are still so beautiful and charming.

I've just got one week left to go here, I can't believe how quickly this trip has flown by!

I listened to this song as I walked home from the bus stop on Sunday - an oldie, but a goodie.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - A Place In The World
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27 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous scenes - what camera did you bring with you. The reason I ask is because I'll be in London and Paris in September.

DecorandtheDog said...

Once again, you take beautiful pictures!

I also appreciate buildings with some age on them. Wonder why we don't build things to last here in the ol' USA...

DecorandtheDog said...

Once again, you take beautiful pictures!

I also appreciate buildings with some age on them. Wonder why we don't build things to last here in the ol' USA...

DecorandtheDog said...

Once again, you take beautiful pictures!

I also appreciate buildings with some age on them. Wonder why we don't build things to last here in the ol' USA...

Stampmouse said...

I tihnk we take for granted the beauty in what is old and how well it has stood the times in our throw away world. thanks for the reminder and the beauty. wow 2 weeks have flown by well for us readers at least hope thelast week is a beautiful one for you.

tinajo said...

Thanks for showing us - I love houses and glimpses from different cities. :-)

Caroline said...

I so want to be there!!! Gorgeous shots! Enjoy the next week..savor it!

Angie Willis said...

What beautiful photos Jamie. I'm lucky enough to live in the UK and we have loads of historical buildings but these are so typically Swiss.

justine said...

wonderful shots! i feel like i am there with you!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love old buildings with intricate detail in the architecture. Hope you enjoy your last week there!

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Anika said...

Beautiful architecture! It does look like just a perfect day.

Anna said...

Jamie,
Thanks for sharing the beauty of your surroundings! I'm a lover of old architecture, too!!! Soak it up while you can and take lots more pics :)

Diana Joy said...

I too love the old buildings in Europe hence I took thousands of pictures when we were there last. Thanks for the great photos.

Ms. Becky said...

I'm wondering are those above-ground lines for electric mass transit in the first photo? I like the neatly clipped round shrubs in the second photo, and all of those windows. the architecture is ornate, no? it says "longevity", I agree. lovely handi-work by someone long long ago. great shots Jamie. thanks for the peek. I hope you have a beautiful day.

lisa said...

These are truly some amazing structures Jamie, and it looks like such a beautiful place.

Thank you so much for sharing your trip here!

Cat said...

Wow ... the architecture is amazing! What a breath-taking stroll it must have been. Thanks for sharing a glimpse :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Marisa said...

I 100% agree. Thats what makes Europe so fascinating is just the history. It's impossible to come by in the States.

Cassie said...

My husband is English - I imported him :)

When he found out we had a US History class he laughed and asked if it was 2 weeks long. So I smacked him....

Anyway, I love going to England and seeing all the old buildings. They have streets older than our country. It is awesome! I may be a little jealous of you!

~Kristina said...

Great song!
The architecture over there certainly is incredible. To think that so many of the structures were created by hand, hard labour, and one solid stone at a time humbles me.

Dorian Susan said...

I love seeing this architecture. Gorgeous. I guess here in New England there are more older and historic buildings, but they are child's play next to these.
Hoping the progress on your home purchase is going well while you're there.

iris said...

I always found the high number of castles in Europe to be almost comical. When I lived in Scotland, I would pass a castle two or three times each day. To an American, that's just silly.

Krystal said...

ohhhh how i love lausanne :):) if you feel like coming to luzern again, let me know :)

blue elephant photography said...

wow you are on the roll my friend, your photos are gorgeous! i feel like you are very inspired. i think you needed this trip =) hugs, take care!

muminsearch.com said...

Oh, how I wish I was in Europe right now.

krissilugbill said...

these photos are beautiful! how awesome to be living there and seeing such beauty. you are capturing it so well

ELK said...

photos like these make traveling and working an adventure!!

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