Friday, October 26, 2007


Hello fellow DP'ers, friends, and regular visitors. I'm off on vacation for two weeks and will have iffy access to computers & internet. I may post a few stock photos occasionally, and will do my best to post on November 1st for Daily Photo Theme Day. However, I'm not making any promises. I'll be back in mid November. In the meantime, to get your daily Zürich fix, visit Richard's blog at

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

the 'cool' kids...

...always sit in the back. or at least that's how it was on the school bus in grade school...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The Love Bug in Zürich...found parked on Limmatquai.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Commuter train pulling into Stadelhofen, which several readers have pointed out was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. In the background, you you'll notice the curvy footbridge that has been featured in previous posts.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


café angst: someone has a rather bleak outlook on things...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"rubber duckie, you're the one... make bathtime lots of fun..."
window display at a housewares store in the Old Town

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.

Touching up

I've been tagged by Jazzy in Tuzla, and now I'm supposed to reveal 8 things you probably don't know about me:

  1. 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.
  2. I know how to knit, but nothing more complicated than a scarf or a hat...
  3. My immediate family is scattered across 3 different continents.
  4. My left foot is slightly bigger than my right foot.
  5. I don't know how to whistle.
  6. 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.
  7. I learned how to snowboard when I came to Switzerland, but I'm still scared of speed.
  8. I have two passports.

These are the rules:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
  2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
  3. Tag eight (or three or four) people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
  4. 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...

Fenix in Boston, USA
M. Benaut in Adelaide, Australia
Sapra in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Xana in Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Fall is definitely here, and these pumpkins and gourds are beautifully displayed at the entrance to the café at the Kunsthaus Zürich, promoting its seasonal menu. Some of my favorite things about fall: kürbis suppe (pumpkin soup), heisse marroni (roasted chestnuts) stands everywhere, truffle pasta, and fall foliage/colors. ha ha...just realized that most of my fall favorites involve food! what do you like most about fall?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

flughafen again

Apologies, apologies, apologies. Once again I was traveling with no access to a computer. Been traveling alot lately, which is one of the advantages of living in the center of Europe. So here's yet another shot of Zürich's photogenic airport, which is always nice to come back to after spending some time in a large chaotic city (well, chaotic in comparison to Zürich) where you can't understand the language, or even read the street signs.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

triangles & elipses

looking towards thes sky inside the Sihlcity shopping center

Monday, October 8, 2007

from the waist down

This was a completely accidental shot. A few weeks before I joined the Daily Photo Community, the monthly theme day was "From the waist down" This could have been my entry.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

home sweet home

sweet and simple little stencil found in Kreis 5

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Technically not in Zürich, but close enough. Went for a walk in Sihlwald just outside the city, along the Sihl River (which joins the Limmat River close to the center of the city). In addition to all the woods and nature, this was one of the interesting, less natural sights.

Friday, October 5, 2007

just a peaceful park scene in the fall...

well...actually, if you look closely, you'll notice a few tombstones here and there, hidden amongst the shrubs. The Swiss sure know how to make things look pretty, and their cemeteries are no exception. Since I still have plenty of cemetery pictures (which happen to be perfect for Halloween month) that I took for the October 1st Theme Day, I'll probably be posting a few more of these over the course of the month.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

matchy matchy II

It's waaay cuter when little kids wear matching outfits than when the adults do it.

Did your parents dress you and your siblings in matching outfits when you were small?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

lounging around

In the bar/lounge area of the ticketing & information center of the Zurich Film Festival. It's a cool temporary setup overlooking the river.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

cloudy in the city...

...sunny in the mountains...This is the view of the Alps from Zuriberg, just outside the cemetery. The lake is actually just beyond the trees, before the first set of hills. Usually it's too hazy to see the mountains this clearly. To see the lake and the mountains, click here.

Monday, October 1, 2007

tombstones & cemeteries

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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several versions of these babushka or matryoshka doll stickers have been popping up around town, mostly on the backs of signs.