Into the Woods

Today we took a walk in the woods up on the Zuriberg, which is located just a short funicular ride from our home. I love getting lost in its web of pathways, hiding away from the city for a while. The woods are the best place to experience the change of the seasons and they are particularly beautiful in autumn, don’t you think?

Market Day in Zurich

On Fridays, I try to make it an extra early morning in order to be able to go for a stroll across the market on Zurich’s Bürkliplatz and buy some fresh vegetables for the weekend. I love checking out the different stalls, see how they present their produce and how their offer changes across the

The Lake

“I will arise and go now, For always night and day I hear lake water lapping With low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway Or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.” — W.B. Yeats

Spring Preview

Sunday gave us a preview of spring. The sun was out and so was everyone else. Zurich’s public places and the lakeside were crowded with people talking, kissing, holding coffee cups or beer cans, playing chess or boule – the air was filled with happiness about this sunny and warm day in the midst of February:

Before the rain

The weather these days is cold and rainy. Hard to believe that these pictures were taken a week ago – the sun was still out and we went on a walk towards the lake, passing through the university quarters, a hidden garden and the old town of Zurich. We passed meadows with flowers and those