Posts Tagged ‘neuchatel’

~au revoir suisse~

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

The kids packed the rental car with a year and a half of life à la ChittyChittyBangBang, and headed off to Berlin, by way of Toscana. Joyful, sorrowful, thrilled, about to be older, not likely much wiser. Here is some footage from last weekends visit with Manfred, Peggy and Stefan, hiking the Creux du Van. […]

~métairie du soliat~

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

The lovely Métairie du Soliat–a working farm and restaurant at the peak of the Creux du Van–provided us with a repast of jambon, gratin, and fondue. click image to expand.

~creux du van~

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

click on images to expand. Over our last full weekend in Switzerland, we were visited by dear friends from North America and Germany. This was a lovely turn of events as it invited us to step out of the relentless fugue of job hunting, moving, planning, and into tourist-time in our own fleeting neck of […]

~estavayer le lac~

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Across the lake from our canton and town of Neuchatel, is the canton of Fribourg and the town of Estavayer le Lac. We’ve long coveted their golden late afternoon light, and so we finally toodled over to see if the real town lived up to our fantasy. It was pretty lovely: charming architecture, live Bossa […]


Friday, June 12th, 2009

A few weeks after we first moved to Switzerland we made a little sojourn to Chaumont, to ride the funiculaire and take in the view. Crossing the suspension bridge to the lookout tower a sudden fear of heights gripped me in the most inexplicable way, and I had to turn back. This weekend I returned […]

~saturday market with nico~

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

~swan redux~

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

~berlin bound~

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

click on images to expand. Place des Halles – the Market Square–all loitering, all the time. Maison des Halles sits at the end. The spot of the Tues, Thurs, Saturday market. A mere two and a half weeks after news of his layoff (thanks to Le Crisis), my honey landed a better gig, and the […]

~swan lake~

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Watching your honey rescue a dragonfly from an untimely death and blow on its wings to dry them is a very good thing when your head is swirling with seventy job applications spanning six countries completed in three days, with no end in sight. At the lake we met a Swiss grandma who asked Ali […]

~seven makes a clutch~

Monday, May 4th, 2009

raindrops, chestnut boughs, swan eggs. music by the lovely Lau Nau.

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