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Zad de la colline

Zad de la colline

In Eclépens there is a hill which is located exactly on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea, it is the Mormont. Holcim has a quarry. But Holcime wants to keep digging more and more on this hill. It will disappear. In Éclépens, just a few kilometres north of Lausanne, the international cement company LafargeHolcim has been exploiting 2800m2 of the Mormont hillside for nearly 25 years. In 2022, the already well-advanced quarry will reach the limit…

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Around Lake of Brenet Switzerland

Around Lake of Brenet Switzerland

Afficher une carte plus grande Last sunday was a nice sunny day. I wanted to walk a in the snow. Then I decided to go to Brenet Lake. Just put your car near the Train Station of Le Pont. You have a path all around the lake. You can count 1 hour as it is 5 km. An easy and pleasant walk. At the northern tip of Lac de Joux, a yellow sign indicates the tour of Lac Brenet. Departure…

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Switzerland 5 days in prison for asking for money

Switzerland 5 days in prison for asking for money

In Switzerland it is forbidden to ask for money even when you are hungry. Beggars can be fined … and you will be fined. A person who asks for money logically has no money. How to pay a fine when you have no money. By begging? This law should limit begging except that to pay the fine it encourages it, otherwise it is prison. In 2011 Ms Lăcătuş, who was unable to find work, began asking for charity in Geneva….

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Tulipes festival Morges Switzerland

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…

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Hospital of Lausanne CHUV

Hospital of Lausanne CHUV

The sun is going down, the darkness is coming near the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lausanne)… This area is a big building area with lot of crane. Spectacle of color in the sky without cloud. Agora building looks more like an exibition center or art gallery than a research against cancer building.  

Gruyère 1st of August

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…

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Yverdon

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…

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Saint Aubin Neuchâtel

Saint Aubin Neuchâtel

Saint-Aubin-Sauges is a village of La Grande-Béroche and a former Swiss commune in the canton of Neuchâtel, located in. Go down to the lake  at the harbour. You can have a nice view toward the east side of the lake.