Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Just a little break from all the holiday cheer... I know I'm not really supposed to post more than one picture each day, but since I've missed some of the last few weeks, and since this was too funny to pass up, here it goes...
I found this sign on a fence on my street today. Someone in my neighborhood has not been picking up Fido's poop, and the neighbors are rightfully outraged. It reads: "Hey, we're fed up with this sh*t!" with the arrow pointing to the offending, um, gift on the sidewalk. Don't worry, I won't gross you out with any pics of what was left behind--Eric in Paris already did that with his Theme Day post last February. Love how they've provided the doggy bags, which are already available in all public parks, for this person's added convenience.
I'm just contributing my part by publicly shaming the culprit into picking up after his or her pooch.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Last night, at around 11:30 pm, a huge fire broke out at the Zunfthaus zum Zimmerleuten, the carpenters' guildhouse on the Limmatquai. Firefighters worked through the night to contain itand prevent it from spreading to neighboring buildings, but the bulding was pretty much destroyed. Sadly, one firefighter was killed when the roof collapsed. As of this morning, the building was still smoldering, and the Limmatquai and the nearby Munsterbrucke (bridge) have been shut down to all traffic, including trams, all day. Thankfully, the fire didn't spread. No word on possible causes yet.
Friday, October 26, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Don't even ask what this was all about, because I have absolutely no idea. I spotted this man in drag sporting a humongous, um, afro (?) with an oversized bow, strutting down Bahnhofstrasse at lunch time. This certainly earned him some strange looks from passersby (check out the old guy in the second picture). It must have been a photo shoot for something because there was a professional photographer and a woman who kept on stopping to fix and touch up his, uh, wig. The funniest part was when the guy walked by the Bulgari (jewelry) store, stopped in his tracks and squealed (yes, he squealed) , "oooh, Bulgari! I loooooove Bulgari!!" The photographer had to urge him to move along.
- I speak 4 1/2 languages, German being the half language (more like only 1/4 language) because I find it so incredibly difficult. The others were easy peasy in comparison.
- I know how to knit, but nothing more complicated than a scarf or a hat...
- My immediate family is scattered across 3 different continents.
- My left foot is slightly bigger than my right foot.
- I don't know how to whistle.
- When I was little, I used to be terrified of dogs. I used to run away from them screaming and crying, and of course they would chase after me. Somehow I got over that, and now I really want a pet dog.
- I learned how to snowboard when I came to Switzerland, but I'm still scared of speed.
- I have two passports.
These are the rules:
- Link to your tagger and post these rules.
- List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
- Tag eight (or three or four) people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.
Now it's my turn to tag a few other bloggers. I'm only tagging 4 people because most other Daily Photo Bloggers I checked have already been tagged by someone else...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Pictured here is Zürich’s Friedhof Fluntern cemetery, in the Zuriberg hills, next to the zoo. I really like the idea of placing a stone on top of the tombstone, marking one's visit. On a clear day, you can see the Alps from here.
a really sweet tombstone ornament
...lots of flowers...
To see Friedhof Fluntern's most famous 'resident,' click here.
As always, the first day of the month is Daily Photo Theme Day. To visit tombstones and cemeteries in over 100 cities around the world, follow the links below:
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I took this picture a long time ago, and have been sitting on it for awhile. This is a small detail of a hand drawn mural that someone put up on a plywood construction barrier along the river. The entire thing was intricately done with a permanent marker. This has been up for several months, but the construction barrier was taken down at some point within the last week or two. So it's about time I post this for posterity...
To see more details of the mural, click here.