Category Archives: Lausanne

Les invisibles sont invincibles

A photo of some simple but perhaps prophetic graffiti from a wall near the centre of Lausanne in Switzerland. Les Invisibles Sont Invincibles Swiss Grafitti Which part of society does the phrase cover? Those on the edges or perhaps even us the 99%. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk

Bubbles lift you up

I was extremely lucky with timing when I took this photo. The little girl was jumping up to catch a bubble blown by a man blowing bubbles for children on a sunny morning in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bubbles Lift You Up Place de la Palud Lausanne Switzerland Copyright http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk

Space Invaders – Hiding out on a rooftop near you

Just next to the Lausanne Cathedral in Switzerland and looking down on the rooftops we could see this space invader. It could be the work of the artist Invader but I haven’t checked. "Space invador", The invaders, Space invader, Lausanne, Switzerland 04711 It is a great location. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

Christmas might be over – Photo from a previous year

A photo of a shop window from a previous year’s Soft Toys for sale in a Shop Window Lausanne Christmas promotion with soft toys set in a winter’s scene. At night time especially the effect is very good. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

Brasserie Bavaria – Lausanne Switzerland

As you can probably guess I’m a great fan of individuality and have a definite hatred of corporate blandness. Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit one of my favourite eating and drinking places in Lausanne Switzerland called the Brasserie Bavaria situated at Rue du Petit-Chêne 10. I’m glad to say that nothing notable seems to have changed. The simple wooden seating is still chipped and scratched and the paintings above the wooden paneling look as yellow as ever probably through age and previous generations smoking in there. The clientele are mixed, from all ages, on their own or as groups of two or more. They drink tea, coffee, beer and wine. They are there to relax, to talk or if they are on their own to read the paper or just watch the world go buy through the large window. And then there is the honesty, none of this paying upfront. You order what you want and the bill is placed on your table. This is a very civilised place.  In the middle is a long table where if it gets busy enough you will have to sit and maybe engage in conversation with complete strangers. How nice is that in the modern time of plug yourself in and shut the world out? It is an amazing place and if you visit Switzerland you would be mad to miss it. If you live in Lausanne then it’s a must as places like these need all the support that they can get in time of corporate creep as they dissolve our individuality.

New Year’s Eve Lausanne Cathedral Switzerland

There is nothing the Swiss in Lausanne like better to do on New Year’s eve then to pretend to burn down their cathedral, a beautiful structure dating back to the 12th century. Lausanne Cathedral, Maybe it really is on fire, Switzerland 01341 I’m not sure why they do this but it appears that it has something to do with the fact that they still have a night watchman keeping an eye open for any fires that start in the city. This was a common problem when the city used to be constructed in wood rather than stone. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk .

The Big blue Apple

This interesting sculpture sits on a small roundabout near the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Blue Apple St Sulpice DSC09485 160613 The building in the background is the Rolex Learning Centre and is part of that campus. Photograph copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.