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

1 comment:

Jazzy said...

oh i'm sorry to hear about the fire.