Thursday, March 31, 2011

So I tried a little Freddie....

[Chateau Chillon, Montreux, Suisse...]

We've had a whirlwind couple of weeks here as we just got done hosting one of our friends who was in from the US, and I am absolutely exhausted (lots of cheese, a day trip or two, and lots of science talk will do that a girl). So with that, I figured I'd show you a bunch of pictures from one of our day trips, which happened to be somewhere neither Dan nor I had ever been: Montreux, Suisse. I took a merde-ton of pictures, so I'm assuming that this will be part 1 of 2. What's so cool about Montreux? For one, it's surrounded by the Alps and on Lac Leman/Lake Geneva, but yet can sustain a climate full of palm trees and other tropical plants. In the summer, there's a huge jazz festival that takes over the city every year. Also, it is home to a very old castle from the 13th century, called Chateau Chillon. But the very best thing?


Singer of songs, lover of life.

The Freddie Mercury Statue. It's right there. In all its glory. On the lakefront.

But Freddie isn't the only musical statue around Montreux...

Here Dan and Mike show off their best Ray Charles...

After having some fun in front of the statues, we decided to take this grey day for a walk along the lake, towards Chateau Chillon...

[Walking down to the lake...literally...]

["The Bather"...]

[Poppies and the Alps...]

[I totally dig lonely little boats...]

[Walking along the lake...]

And after about an hour or so walking along the palm trees, poppies and tennis clubs around Lac Leman, we got our first real glimpse of the castle in the distance...

[Hint: It's on the left...]

To be continued...

Next up: Chateau Chillon (or, "that's an interesting place to put a torture chamber...")

A la prochain friends...

Sidenote: Remember the seed planting initative that I'm joining in on? Well it's here if you don't. But as per my quota of planting one new seed for every blog post, and 2 new seeds for every new follower, my current seed count, including today's post is: 5. Woohoo!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the whole area along the shores of Lac Leman and Chateau Chillon. My father was born in Lausanne and I have very wonderful memories of riding the boats on the lake and seeing the Chateau there. Thanks for all the memories.