Sunday, November 25, 2007

cool cat

with a cigar
sticker found on a post on Limmatquai

Saturday, November 24, 2007

on the outside looking in

At around 10 p.m., when the "convenience" store has already closed...

Friday, November 23, 2007

chapel steps

Slowly, slowly, getting back into the swing of things and building up a new stock of pictures for your daily viewing pleasure. Pictured here is the view through the banister on the steps leading up to the chapel behind the Grossmunster.

Monday, November 19, 2007


It's coooold outside! Time to get my winter hat out. Or buy a new one, perhaps from this zany little hat shop on Froschaugasse...

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Well, I'm back from my mostly internet-free vacation, and after giving myself a few days to recover from jet lag and settle back in, I'm back to my daily photo routine. Unfortunately, I'm starting off with a rather depressing post...

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.
You can see the Grossmunster sitting right behind the guildhouse, and my office is further up the hill behind the Grossmunster.
You may have caught glimpses of this beautiful historic building by the river here and here