Beneath the clouds

Last week-end I went skiing, finally. As the weather up on top of the Jura Francais was fine and new snow there, I loved it!
It was a dream come true …
And not to crowdy as I arrived while most people had lunch.
Enjoy the view towards the Alps:

Alps chain


Nyon at the border of Lake Geneva

Even if it’s winter the lake is still an attraction or even more so?
It’s melancolic and romantic:
Lake Geneva

But the beauty is hidden everywhere – here a mural from the castle of Nyon:
Mural from Nyon Castle

And to while away the afternoon or to write some poetry – what great place …
Window to Nyon

London – the big city

I spent the last weekend in London and had to wonder how this city (in the 19th century only called “THE town”) has been a model for most of western cities: the tube, the representative buildings and also the ghettos. As the division between the rich and the poor is visible if you want to see it … And I don’t mean only beggars.
On the other hand after centuries of money poured into a town even shabby looks still pretty good and if the light is right – very romantic.


Or the story behind is romantic like the love story of Queen Victoria and Albert – he was also a sponsor for arts and crafts.
Here is a view of the Albert Hall for concerts and his memorial is right in front of it – he’s looking at the hall.

Albert hall

At the Victoria and Albert Museum (free entrance, you are asked to give a small amount if possible) modern arts and stuff from all over the world show what richness culturally can result from a big city.

V&A 1

Modern lights in the old halls …