~panorama~

November 23rd, 2008

Here are a few views from the Early Gothic Collégiale Church, that is both the focal point of town and the primary view from our apartment. It’s bells create the rhythm of time here–y favorite is the fifteen minutes they ring at 6pm (aka 18:00) Saturday, which to me marks the weeks true end. Shops darken, shutters close tight, all but restaurants close until Monday afternoon. Quite civilized.

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west side of the hill, looking on to Lake Neuchatel.

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the hill, south view.

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the hill, east view.

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closer view of east side of the hill, looking on to our apartment (just left of absolute center).

2 Responses to “~panorama~”

  1. […] I then dragged Alfonso up the hill to take in the view. He left me shortly there after, left me to fall deep into a photo-making reverie. Sometimes life is just play, in the best moments. It’s been a while since I’ve had such an experience and it was lovely. I didn’t realize how long I’d been out until my toes were just about frozen. I didn’t realize I was being observed either, until the British bloke broke my über-focus with a question, “May I ask what you are doing?” […]

  2. […] the day of the first snow this season I made some panoramas there. The church grounds feature a statue of Reformation hero Guillaume Farel, “The scourge of […]

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