My trip to Geneva was a lovely combination of endless gossiping and a little bit of tourism.
Last Wednesday afternoon we drove round the lake to the lovely Chateau Chillon.
It's been a tourist destination for a couple of hundred years - even Lord Byron called in and scratched his name on one of the columns in the dungeon..
The castle is built on a bit of bedrock. The almost 'cathedral-like' lower rooms
are wrapped around bare rock, while the light reflects off the lake water.
It's very beautiful...
In many of the rooms you can see the remains medieval wall painting.
This is a corner of the chapel. Again the quality of light makes everything crystal clear.
This is the view from the top of the keep, looking south towards France.
In one of my previous visits my friends drove me all the way round the Lake.
It's interesting to see the differences between the French and Swiss towns.
I adore France but it's definitely a bit less 'tidy'...
Here's the view in the other direction - looking towards Montreux
and my friend's part of the Lake.
We've got a terrible storm blowing here as I write this post.
Mark and I went for a brief walk after dinner, but it's definitely blowing harder
since we got back in. Some of the smaller branches have been
broken off my Magnolia. I hope it doesn't do too much other damage...