Category - Switzerland

Open and closed. Badenerstrasse, Zurich.

Open and Closed (Pic du Jour)

Still quite busy here in Zurich, so like yesterday I didn’t venture too far beyond the Badenerstrasse where I spotted this in a print shop window. I wish I had taken the original. For the record: the 216th (!!) straight Pic du Jour was...

Non Violence (1997) by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Lausanne

Non Violence – Pic du Jour

This is Non Violence (1997) by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd at the Olympic Park in Lausanne, Switzerland. It’s the first sculpture that popped into mind for monument, the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. This one was taken...

Non Violence, 1997, by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Olympic Museum Park, Lausanne, 31-Aug-2008

Delicate

More sad but tragically uncommon news from the U.S. yesterday; this time 20 elementary school children were among the murdered. Most stunning to me is that I’m not more stunned. This is Non Violence, a 1997 sculpture by Carl Fredrik...

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A Thousand Fires in Your Belly

  When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Yourself is a sun with a thousand fires in your belly. The rest is nothing. I first came across that Picasso quote last August in a relatively quiet bridge underpass in Zurich. It...

Gates of Hell, Zurich

Quickie at The Gates of Hell

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren’t you glad? I am...