Old Town – Alstadt

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gratuitous photo of Frederick in his darling little hat

It is still cold, though we’ve had a brief glimpse of Spring here and there.  But this weekend, we were out and about walking through the Old Town of Zurich.  I am constantly amazed at how much beauty there is in these old stucco and stone buildings!  The windows are so charming and adorable, aren’t they?  And the flowers in the window boxes seem to bloom year round.

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The bakery above is still in operation.  Can you believe that?  If you’ve walked the Independence Trail in Boston, it’s a marvel to see the crooked stone homes and fence posts.  Now add a few hundred years (or a thousand!) and — wow.  It’s incredible to be surrounded by so much history.

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Alstadt – Rathaus Bridge, Fraumunster Cathedral, and Zunfthaus zur Meisen

The next time I’m not pushing a stroller loaded with kids (Frederick is 25lbs at six months!), I’ll show you the beautiful storefronts that line the cobbled streets in Alstadt.  Believe it or not, there’s even a Carhartt store.

 

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