Tag Archives: Switzerland

Journey Through Swiss Railway History

It has been my good fortune to have traveled extensively throughout Switzerland by train. IMHO the Swiss railway network is unparalleled for its engineering and for the beauty of the geography that it covers. So, I was happy to learn … Continue reading

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Towards Balance

I continue to be amazed by the spectactular land art created by the French mural artist known as Saype. He recently unveiled unveiled a new artwork in the Swiss Alps, near Villars-sur-Ollon, called “’Vers l’équilibre” (Towards balance) which depicts a … Continue reading

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Paris to Zermatt in only 20 hours

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware that I am a sucker for travel posters. I especially love historic tourism and railway advertising artwork. Recently, I fell down a rabbithole exploring the brilliant poster art by the … Continue reading

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When did it become so strange

I was captivated by the charming video Nine Letters, which was written and directed by the Brazilian-Swiss filmmaker Cristina Müller. The poignant short film is built around a series of letters and cards ranging from the 1930s to the present … Continue reading

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Europe’s Sweetest Tourist Pass

Geneva, Switzerland is now offering Europe’s sweetest tourist pass deal. The new ‘Choco Pass’ provides access to sample delicacies at Switzerland’s leading chocolatiers. The pass, which costs 30 CHF per adult and 6 CHF for children, is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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A New Breath

I continue to be blown away by the magnificent “land art” created by French-Swiss innovator Guillaume Legros (aka Saype). His latest work, “Un Nouveau Souffle” (A New Breath) was completed above the village of Moleson-sur-Gruyeres, Switzerland, not far from Montreux … Continue reading

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Petite Biblioteque Gratuite

I’m a sucker for any story about little free library concepts, especially when they involve repurposing old tech. The city of Geneva, Switzerland has done just that with some of its obsolete public telephone booths. This example can be found … Continue reading

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Home of Chocolate

Somehow I missed one of the most important stories of last month with the news that Lindt has opened an all new headquarters museum near Zurich. The Lindt Home of Chocolate welcomed its first visitors in Kilchberg, Switzerland on September … Continue reading

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We All Have a Touch of Fernweh These Days

It’s highly likely that you know Teju Cole for his innovative novels and essays, but he is also a dedicated photographer. This spring he release a photobook called Fernweh. The word in German translates literally to “farsickness”, the opposite of … Continue reading

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High Up and Beyond the Crisis

Last week,the renowned French street artist Guillaume Legros (aka Saype) created an enormous and emotionally moving work in the Swiss alps above the town of Leysin. Using his innovative technique that is based on spraying naturally derived , biodegradable pigments, … Continue reading

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