I finally made it to Zurich, Switzerland and went on a private walking tour through the city. This is basically a shot of the giant clock (largest in Europe!) from the center of the Bahnhoffstrasse.
Here's another famous restaurant - Bindella - with it's pretty pink paint.
Zeughauskellar has cute cannons on each side of the entryway. The pigeons were posing.
This store is like Macy's! I had it on my to-do list, because I had read on another blog that they sold yarn on the 4th floor. It's true!
I bought a 2-pair-of-socks kit, with 4 skeins of very soft superwash wool (2 gray and 2 multi). It included a pattern (in German, French, and Italian of course) and 5 sock needles! I was surprised at the good price too, of 12.00 Swiss Francs, which is about the same in US dollars.
They had other really nice yarn in that department. They also carried art supplies, sewing notions and felting stuff. What a riot! I went to the top floor and had Swiss coffee and pound cake in their excellent restaurant. It's like a smorgasbord of anything and everything Swiss. It was very crowded.
I highly recommend that you visit Manor when you go to Zurich.
I just had to take a photo of this boutique - It's named Bob!
Some Swiss flags.
This little Cairn Terrier was so interested in my camera. In my broken German I said: "Mein photoapparat ist nicht einen Hundekuchen." I was trying to say: My camera is not a dog bisquit. I believe the owners said his name was Manny. He was very curious. Maybe I looked familiar to him?
This is embedded on the sides of the bridge openings. You can see them below.
I found this really nice antique bookstore and asked if they had any fashion design books. The owner, Rita Schnellmann, brought me a stack of books that were 3 feet high! She was very nice, helpful, and speaks English. The books were in mint condition too.
These outdoor cafe tables were a nice shade of blue against the maroon stucco background.
There are cool iron entryway signs:
Built-in stairs - very smart!
The seagulls are tiny.
Flower shop Primroses and pretty yellow flowers.