Posted on January 29th, 2015
Paris, Southern France, New York, Zürich, Vienna, Berlin – even Sylt one and a half years ago. There are so many pictures waiting to be scanned, edited, posted. There was a time when I was
able motivated to keep up with it, but right now I am not. I think about ways to give this blog a new meaning, so the motivation comes back to me, but I have not found a solution yet. I will keep looking, but until then, please apologize my absence.
See you soon.
P.S. I still take pictures. You can find some of them over at instagram.
Now that everyone seems to be on their summer vacation, it occurred to me that I never shared pictures from our trip to France. This year, easter was vacation time for us: Zürich – Paris – Marseilles – Côte d’Azur. I was oblivious of how close Paris is to Zurich by TGV, and how little time it takes to get to Marseilles from there, so on a Thursday afternoon, right after work, we started our trip.
Paris was wonderful. We had rented a beautiful apartment on the 6th floor on the Avenue de la Republique, conveniently located between Le Marais with its great shops and cafés and the equally intriguing area around Canal St. Martin. We had made a few plans, yet most of the time we spent walking around, exploring and taking pictures. I will never stop loving the wide streets of Paris with their beautiful buildings and the fact that you will be able to get a decent petit café about anywhere you go.
This season winter has been very kind to us. There were only two occasions when it snowed in Zurich and both times the snow did not stay for long. So it happened that I came to see the first real snow when visiting the beautiful village of Vals two weekends ago. We went there to visit the thermal bath designed by Peter Zumthor and to stay in the wonderful Brücke 49. So that’s two highlights of Vals. Another one is the village itself: