Monday, September 27, 2010

Château de Chillon

At the beginning of the summer when I was studying for the bar, I would occasionally take some time off and get out of town for my sanity. Because I was busy I never actually got around to loading the pictures then. I eventually forgot that they existed and only just recently rediscovered them. This is from the late spring:

On the exact opposite side of the lake from Geneva is the Château de Chilion. It's just outside of a town called Montreux, which hosts a rousing jazz festival every summer. The château itself was built prior to the 12th century, and from its construction played a major role in controlling Lake Geneva. This is an easy day trip from Geneva and it's worth a trip. The castle can take several hours to completely see because it's both big and well preserved. If you're in the area, the château and Montreux are worth visiting for a day or so.






Thursday, September 23, 2010

Does anyone know what this is?

There were a bunch of them growing on vines outside of our building about a month ago.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chamonix

We tend to do most of our grocery shopping in France because things tend to be cheaper there. Last Saturday when we were in France for shopping we drove into the French Alps and visited Chamonix and Mont Blanc. Chamonix ended up being an incredibly enjoyable place to spend the afternoon. I am not quite sure what I was expecting, but the town is lovely and the view is breathtaking. I am now really looking forward to ski season.


The river above is the Arve. It begins here on Mont Blanc and ends a few hundred meters from our flat in Geneva, where it joins with the Rhone.