life in Switzerland Category

fairytale-like winter in Zurich

Christmas is in the sky. Christmas is in the air. Christmas is in your dreams.

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The Show Must Go On

I skipped the spring after celebrating my birthday with 40 guests at home in Switzerland. I went directly to Shanghai. When I came back it was already summer. I¬†thought I successfully brought a bit sense of elegance and style into this rural place. I thought the village people would feel excited or might even appreciate […]

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a train is running into spring

On a rare sunny day in late March, about one month after celebrating my birthday, I captured the spring moment in the neighbourhood. That was a local train running through part of the canton Thurgau. Every thirty minutes a train usually runs into this direction – to the right; correspondingly another one runs to the […]

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so far the best party in Switzerland

  Russian Summer Night party at Gustav Restaurant in Zurich. So far this has been the best party I’ve been to in Switzerland. I guess, it is because it was not organised by Swiss people and most attendees were not Swiss. :-p Most women were dressed up and wearing high heels. Many of them were […]

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play with the light

Never thought I would be able to wear a halo before I enter the heaven. ;p In a photography class of only three students (including my husband and myself) we learned this trick (skill) from our teacher and it was in fact very simple. First I set manual focus on my “toy” camera which was […]

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Spring indeed visited us…

We spent 3 weeks in (rainy) Shanghai and 1 week throughout equally cold (but dry) Germany. So a whole February was put away. When we returned home in Salenstein, Switzerland in early March, surprisingly, we saw the digital thermometer show 30 degrees Celsius in the sunny Wintergarten (“winter garden” in English) in our house. Therefore, […]

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into the COLD…

It’s said to be the coldest winter in Switzerland in the last 30 years. So here I am, being brave and exploring the freezing winter wonderland. The picture was taken on January 7th, without being able to know that for the following 20 days there would be absolutely no sun, but heavy fog where you […]

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