After the chocolate factory tour (check out the previous posting on this), we drove back to Zurich and got into the city around 2:00 pm. Although Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, compared to Kuala Lumpur, it looks small. With a population of just 300,000 people and lack of tall buildings, it is a cute city.
There are till many old buildings interspersed with new buildings. It is also has the largest concentration of financial institutions in the world. Everywhere you look, there is a bank.
As we drove in into town, the first thing that struck me was the lack of traffic and people on the street. I can accept the fact that the temperature is sub-zero but it does not mean there should be no one on the street.
In the picture below, you can see how empty the street was on a Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Unbelievable.
Even at a supposedly important bridge.
The only conclusion is that everyone in Zurich has a desk job!
We arrived in a restaurant for lunch and finally we got to see people. As we eat our lunch, the streets remains empty. Below is a scene through a window of the restaurant.
The restaurant is quite sophisticated with modern fittings. Food was nuevo-cuisine.
At least you can see people working at their desk! Note the coke bottles and other stuff on the window-sill. Cheap form of refrigeration.
Took a picture of these fascinating trees. Repeated trimming of the branches has resulted in "bonsai"-like appearance. Very ghostly.
More coming on the Switzerland trip in the next posting!