Posts tagged ‘Zurich’

More Green in the City

Meadow installed by the artist Heinrich Gartentor in the Münsterhof square in Zurich, Switzerland

The Münsterhof is a public square in the Old Town of Zurich, Switzerland. The pavement of this square is made of granite stones. No green. No trees. Only grey granite stones.

Nowadays the granite stone pavement turned into a wild meadow. It is an experiment by the Swiss artist Heinrich Gartentor. This temporary art intervention is titled Insel in der Stadt (Island in the City).

The experiment works. That’s how I like to see the city center. More grass and trees and less gray.

Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice, Italy

My Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Part 2)

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life.” – Laozi


Here is Part 2 of my 10 favorite photos of 2018. Seeing them together, I notice that in all the pictures there is water. This time not the sea (see Part 1) but rivers, lake and the canals of Venice. If I were accustomed to introspection probably I should ask myself why, in my favorite pictures, there is always water… Ah, it could be a good resolution for 2019.

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Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier Zürich Storchen

Zürich Storchen is the most picturesque and iconic landing stage on the Limmat river. Here, from spring to fall, stop the boats of the Limmat River Cruise. On the other side of the river there is the Old Town of Zurich with a row of quaint historic buildings and the Gothic bell towers of the Grossmünster. Read more