Sunday, September 8, 2019

Switzerland's Lake Views


Images of Switzerland always seem to involve mountains and alpine scenery, which does make up a lot of the country's distinctive beauty but that's not all you'll see. I was ecstatic to visit the Lake Geneva region, where I got to revel in the aquatic vistas of Switzerland.  Walking along the shoreline in Montreux, I discovered exactly why it's called the Swiss Riviera.  Crystalline blue water framed by mountains served as a stunning backdrop for sidewalk cafes, live concerts and sculptures rising up from the water. The mermaid raiding a seahorse was my absolute favorite, especially with children splashing around it.


This abstract piece looks like dolphins diving out of the water. Although the sculpture wasn't actually in the water, it gave the illusion from a distance. The fork sticking up from the lake was the silliest piece to me but it's also the most popular, as you can gather from the chair posted in front of it for the perfect Instagram selfie. These are just a few of the artful lake scenes that I enjoyed in the region. It's easy to glimpse mountains wherever you are in Switzerland, which is why I think the lake views are even more special.


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