While we were in Montreux, Switzerland, we toured a castle that was just around the lake from where we were staying. It was a lovely walk or bike ride along the water to get there. Chillon Castle is located right on the lake, literally. As a matter of fact, one of the original ‘latrines’ inside the castle was positioned directly over the water! It was chilly when we were there and I couldn’t help imagining how cold it was for the royals who lived there all year long. And for the prisoners kept in the basement chained to one spot. It is beautifully preserved because, while they had a variety of preparations for inavasion, it was never attacked!
We took a scenic train ride along lake Geneva to our second stop in Switzerland, Montreux. This adorable town on the lake was a wonderful place to stay, with a gorgeous path along the lake filled with flowers and sculptures. Across the lake are snow-capped mountains, talk about perfect scenery!! While I thought I had never heard of Montreux, apparently the song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is about Montreux and the casino there which, yes, burned down during the Montreux Jazz Festival!
We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Switzerland, where our first stop was in Geneva. What a beautiful, clean city filled with friendly people. We loved touring around, enjoying the old part of the city and the beautiful lake. I would definitely recommend it and would certainly go back!! Enjoy a few shots of the beautiful city with the famous fountain.
It was a gorgeous weekend in New England with deep blue skies and colorful blossoms popping up all around. I couldn’t resist a few more shots of what’s blooming in my yard. The colors and variety of flowers during spring are so inspiring!