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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Switzerland trip - Day 2 - Zurich City Tour - Friday afternoon but where are all the people?

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.

The same.

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.

Balding trees!

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!


The Blogger (63672674) [meoramri] said...

Honestly, I don't mind working in Zurich...

IuhniX said...

cant wait for ur next post :)


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