|Fraumünster Church (Left),St. Peterskirche (Center), Grossmünster (Right) Taken from the Quaibrücke Bridge|
Sunday can only be described as a Storybook Experience! We knew Zurich was beautiful. We knew it was the land of banks! We knew there be gold in these parts! But I was not even closed to prepared for the beauty we encountered throughout the entire city. How can you say "Awesome" so many different ways?
And when you buy a bag of Chestnuts, you get two bags glued together. One full of chestnuts and the other for your chestnut shells. All we needed was Nat King Cole to start singing for us! Maybe next year!
|University of Zurich as seen from Bahnhofstrasse|
The University of Zurich was founded 177 Years ago. It actually started in 1833 as part of the "Universitas Turicensis" with 16 theology students, 26 law students, 98 medicine students and 21 arts students enroll. A few things to remember about those days! Firstly, everything was in German or Latin. Secondly, no internet!
As night fell (by the way Sunrise is around 8:10 AM and Sunset around 4:38 PM.) Can we say short days? So when I say night fell, it was only around 4:45 PM and it was dark. And the lights came on! And wow oh wow oh wow!
We made our way to the Quaibrücke where we took pictures of the Fraumünster, St. Peterskirche and Grossmünster churches. First time I took night pictures. Not that bad eh!??? The Fraumünster has the biggest organ in the canton with its 5793 pipes. The St. Peterskirche - built in the 9th century - boasts the largest clock face in Europe. The Grossmünster was built in the 12th Century and is a Romanesque ex-cathedral.
|The University of Zurich and Limmat River|
To finish the evening, Andy (our brother-in-law) took us to a higher point in the city were we were blown away by the sight you see above. This is the Universität Zürich as seem from the Limmat River. Andy had Heidelbeer-Glühwein which is a mulled wine made from Blueberries. It is a red wine mixed with species and served very warm. It's the traditional Christmas drink in these parts. Marcela, Isabel (Marcela's Sister), Andy (Isabel's husband) and me toasted the night and the season and hugged each other enjoying the moment, the day and this view.
Here's a slide show of the day with some of the pictures I took.
Enjoy the Day!