Imperia

We was on holiday at Imperia at the mediteranean sea. Moutain and sea meet there. A nice place. Here some photos and some impressions

Imperia harbor
fishing ships and yatch share the harbor
Let’s go and dream…
Imperia city
Cactus
Italian telephone cabin
It seem that infrastructure are not welle maintained. This jetty was distroyed by the power of the sea
The coastal road was closed due do landslide
Italy the country of pizza
Italian coffee machine. It does not need any filter any capsule or electricity. Very ecological
cappuccino

Tulipes festival Morges Switzerland

Set in the Parc de L’independence, just behind the beautiful Château in Morges, the annual Fête de la Tulipe starts this weekend and runs from 1st April to the 14th May. This leaves ample time for the different species of tulips (approximately 300 in total) to bloom (very much weather permitting, as cold weather can often delay this).   In addition to 120,000 tulips on display, other spring bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths can also be seen at this beautiful lakeside setting.

Gruyère 1st of August

The first of August is the national day of Switzerland. I was at Gruyere a medieval and picturesque town. Maybe you know the cheese gruyere. It comes form that village and that region.

One event of that day is traditionaly playing Alphorn and playing with swiss flag.

 

 

The typic food of Gruyere is meringue with cream of Gruyère. It was really good sweet. Cow eat green grass of the Alp product quality milk and cream. Such dessert cost 9.90 Fr (10 USD or 8.50 €).

The village of Gruyere has really interesting building and architecture.

Some houses are very old. You also have a castle.

 

La Ciotat

La Ciotat  means The City in Occitan language. Situated at 26 Km east of Marseille (france),  this city has fabulous calanques and the highest maritime cliffs of Europe, with its highest point. All along the coast for more than 20 km La Ciotat and the sea have been closely linked since ancient times.

You should also take a walk in the Mugel Park and all along the trails admire the wonderful Mediterranean vegetation, and at the top the bird’s eye view of the city, the bay and the Green Islands.

 

The coast has meanly rocks and just little beach rarely with sand. The water could be very transparent. La Ciotat has an artificial sand beach because of its rocky location.

This Oliver tree has a trunc seperated in tree. It should be very old.

Yverdon

Yverdon is the second most important town in the Canton of Vaud. It is famous for its thermal springs and is an important regional centre for commerce and tourism.

 

 

The imposing main walls and their four towers were erected within a few years. The design of the castle followed the geometric characteristics used for castles set in plains

 

 

Walking in the center we can see very old house. This house was build in 1675 more than 300 years old

   

Poppy

Papaver rhoeas or most commonly red poppy or simple poppy is a plant that comes to flower in may or june in Switzerland. You can find this plant in the northern hemisphere.

The plant can produce up to 400 flowers in a warm season, despite the flowers only lasting one day.

If you use less herbicid that flower comes.

 

Morges

 

Morges is situated in the western part of Switzerland between Lausanne and Geneva. The city was build by Louis de Savoie in 1286.

The castle in the south of the town square was built with a square floor plan and four round corner towers. It resembles the castle of Yverdon, which may have served as a model for Morges Castle.

 

On of the beautiful place to walk is the lake promenade. You can see the Mont Blanc

The city’s annual Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring with 100,000 tulips in beds remarkable for their colour, in the 30,000m2 of the Parc de l’Indépendance.