Saturday, in the park...

  • Posted March 6, 2012 by Jay in Around Town. Viewed 1329 times

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Zürich, Saturday afternoon after giving a little tour of the town and the lake to two friends. We took our tiny box of three macaroons (all raspberry, mind you) up to some of the oldest parts of Zürich (this area is pre-13th C.), overlooking the river and the rest of the city. It was busy with all sorts of people enjoying the moderate temperatures.
Check it out when you are next there. You'll love this city.

…there were men and women playing chess.

…there was a dog learning chess moves,

and a colorful man in a yellow beret.

…young people flirting and hanging out.

…there were still some open spaces.

…there were girls practicing for PB.

…there were views of the River Limmat and a tram down below.

…there was a pigeon on a perch with the best view in town.
(The Alps make up the entire backdrop of this photo, but the clouds blocked them all day.)

…there was a nice view when we came down after our macaroons.

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    • # Neil

      Congrats on the FP !! That was an excellent set, Thanks for sharing !!

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      Wow these are absolutely stunning photos of this place. Beautiful buildings and lovely horizon even blocked by the clouds it's still beautiful. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Zurich!

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # David Cardona

      Nicely done! Great subject and excellent urban shots plenty of perspective and composition! Thanks for sharing and congrats on fp!

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      I love this series. Really fascinating to people watch (and take shots of them)
      Congratulations on fp.

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    • # Gillian Parsons

      Well done on the FP love Switzerland have been many quite a lot a beautiful scenic country......I first learnt ot Ski there when I was 14 I'm now drawing my old age pension :-)

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Chris Cann

      I think bishops to kings knight and the game is won! What a joyful scene, thanks for sharing. Congrats on F.P.

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      What a lovely way to play chess at least it gets them out in the open air rather in some stuffy café.
      Great set and congrats on FP

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      very nice pictures, I like reflections in the water,great congratulations.

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    • # Sara G

      Enjoyed this interesting city! Love all your shots..the park with giant chess boards is great! #7, 8 and 9 so interesting..great shots..in my favs..Oh, Congrats too!

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    • # Valmacedo

      Wow... So nice, Jay to see your shot FP...very happy to see it here. Congratulations my friend!!!!

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Beth

      thanks for taking me along on your tour! I would love to visit and see it for myself. congratulations on fp!!! would love to have big chess games in our park :)

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    • # Felecia

      GREAT set. I'm too dumb for chess. lol You've got me singing Chicago now.
      Big congratulations on your awesome FP!

      2012.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Chossid

      Beautiful set of a lovely, clean town. I like those huge chess sets -- they should have them here, but for sure the pieces would be stolen! Also those girls practicing for PB! ;-)

      2012.03.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      "Travels with Jay"! I like this kind of post, we could all learn from you and start showing what's out there instead of wondering what to shoot! There is just something about people doing whatever they are doing that invites the imagination to fire up. I like!

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    • # Antonio Gil

      I've already visited Zurich and other places in Switzerland and i really love that country. I stayed in Interlaken and then travelled all over Switzerland and now my godson is making is doctorate precisely in Zurich University (Veterinary medecine). And he loved it so much he is going to stay there for more two years.

      2012.03.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Yulia

      Thank you, very nice set! Is it really so warm now? We are going to Germany on the 17th , I have typical female problems---what to put on!

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    • # Valmacedo

      oh....of course, you did again....had to mention those "to die for" macaroons...and raspberry??? OMG....you are bad....Thanks for sharing :(

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    • # Valmacedo

      What a awesome set, Jay !!! You always make your posts delightful, very interesting shots, with fantastic descriptions...your are not only a great photographer, but also a excellent writer, did you know that??!! So cool to see people playing that giant chess, ...also love the way you stated "girls practicing for PB" so clever, ...and shots 7 and 9 are my favorites, sharpness, color, reflections to the best !! Truly awesome !!!

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    • # Claire

      it's a beautiful place and your photo are also beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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