Our last day in Switzerland

The weather was not kind today. I found a couple of warm, dry places to visit but neither opened until 2pm so we had a lovely restful morning in our room. Then we wandered out to find a lunch venue and we found a good one. David opted for a beef burger and I had pumpkin soup with lovely bread.

The DuPont Restaurant where we had lunch. Very classy!

Then we wandered on in the rain to visit the police station. No, we were not in trouble. We went to visit the entry hall because, in 1927, Augusto Giacometti was commissioned to paint the walls and roof. It was amazing. We had to hand in our passport to be able to visit which was interesting but I had them with me because I’d read up on it. I thought it was great. David was not fussed. What do you think?

How could I not like it with all that red and orange?

There seem to be some lovely little alley ways but with the relentless rain,we didn’t dawdle.

The other place I wanted to visit was the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum underneath the Beyer shop in the Main Street. I love old clocks and this was the history of mankind’s efforts to measure time. The explanations were all in German but they give you an iPad to wander with and you can choose your language so we missed nothing. Very innovative and it was very interesting. Fascinating really but no photos to show you. I could have spent quite a few hours there.

To celebrate our last night in Switzerland, we went to a very pleasant restaurant called The King’s Cave, just down the street from the hotel. David chose the steak and a baked potato. I had the fish and ratatouille. Everything was very tasty. Interestingly on the menu they say where the food was sourced. The beef was all from Ireland and my fish, bass, was from Turkey. The shrimps (or prawns as we call them in Australia) came from Vietnam. We were serenaded by a pianist singing jazz songs. All in all, it was very pleasant.

4 thoughts on “Our last day in Switzerland

  1. Hi Di

    I have enjoyed following your travels – I wish I could log in easily to comment. But wanted t on say I love the oranges and reds. Safe travels home. Talk next week at the meeting

    Maree Roberts

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  2. I love that ceiling- what a thing of beauty! And in a police station of all places. Just discovered your blog and glad to have found you, enjoying browsing your posts.

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