Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Switzerland (and knitting) in November

Lake Geneva: Vineyards on the hillside near Lausanne

Swans and sun on Lake Geneva

Zurich at night

And now, on to the important business: There is a wonderful yarn shop in Zurich's Old Town, at 10 Neumarket, called Hand-Art. You can find directions to this shop and others in Zurich at this website:

Here's to what my husband calls "The Fiber Underground." We are everywhere!

We stayed in Kloten, a suburb of Zurich, in a Euro-modern hotel, the Allegra. The hotel's design was inspired by Mondrian, who lived in Zurich -- as did Le Corbusier and Giacometti. If you go, you must visit the Fraumunster Cathedral, which dates back to the 9th century. The stained-glass windows in the church were created by Giacometti and Chagall! And it's a short walk across the river to the Kunsthaus, the city's art museum, where there is currently a Picasso retrospective, a recreation of the very one he himself helped put together in 1932. If ever I can begin to understand Cubism, it's thanks to this exhibit and his painting, "Man with a Clarinet."

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