Zürich in the Rain
Not far behind my love for sweets and for markets,… you may have picked up on my love for Zürich.
I love Zürich. I love going for a stroll through the old town, a run along the river, a picnic off the lake… staring out at the snow-capped Alps not too far off in the distance, passing fields of wild flowers, fishermen at work and crew boats gliding on the water.
I love where I live, and feel so lucky for that. I love hanging out of my window (not only to get cell phone reception, thanks to 3m thick stone walls) to wave grüezi to the lady in the shop across the way and another hoi to the café owner next door. I love going to the market Tuesday and Friday mornings and seeing my poissonnières, speaking a different language to each of them to order fish; seeing my veggie guy who always seems to be leaving for vacation; my bread ladies with whom it is always a ball of laughs; and picking out vibrant tulips, one by one.
I love Zürich when it’s sunny and hot and the entire city is hanging out along the lake. I love Zürich when it snows and you can see all those same people on skis or snow shoes off in the mountains so close by. I love it when the air is crisp and the leaves are every color imaginable.
I even love Zürich when it rains.
Truth be told, ever since that wonderfully sunny, perfect spring market day I just shared with you, it’s been chilly and raining here. I don’t think I am alone in the crazy global weather fluctuations. Guess we all have to get used to it. And most importantly, I hope you can all see the beauty in your city when it’s sunny, raining, snowing or sleeting. My sunny post last week seems to have brought gray, windy days. (Sorry !!) So let’s hope this time around, with these damp images, I can bring back those brighter days.