It's the end of the year and finding myself back in my Australian home, I thought I'd post some photos of my Swiss one. Here's a tour through my town - Nyon, in Canton Vaud, Switzerland...
|The centre of town. Each Saturday morning there's a|
growers' market here, full of fresh food and produce.
|Place de Chateau - often the streets around |
the place are closed for festivals in summer;
usually to do with wine. The flags: Liberté et
patrie, the flag of Canton Vaud; behind it,
the red and blue fish flag of Nyon.
|Chateau de Nyon. Parts of it have been around since the|
13th century. I have a confession to make - in the 3 years
since I've lived in Nyon, I've never been inside the main
residence of the chateau; just the wine cellars downstairs!
|The view from the Chateau's terrace across Lake Geneva |
and the Alps - on a clear day, Mont Blanc (tallest
mountain in Europe) is clearly visible.
|Down the hill towards the lake and we're into |
the cobblestones of the vieille ville (old town)
part of Nyon. Some of the water pumps (see
this post) date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
|Street life in the old town; Cafe des Moulins|
in the background is a tapas bar.
|In the old town: someone is keeping an eye|
on you. I call the statue Colonel Nyon.
|Gelateria Venezia - seriously, the best|
gelato this side of Italy. Maybe anywhere
outside of Italy. I'll be heartbroken when I
eventually leave Switzerland and can no
longer get my fix! It's hard enough that
they close in winter...
|Nyon waterfront and jetty, where the lake's boats stop on|
their to and fro voyages between lakeside towns in
France and Switzerland.
|My town: Nyon.|