Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pointe de Miribel (1581 m)

Ladies and gentlemen - our first family hike. I really hope that my child(ren) will share my passion for mountains. A memory of my parents taking me on hiking trips is really a joyful one. For the moment it's a bit too early to say if Wojtek enjoyed the trip or not, nevertheless it was his first and we will remember it for long.
Obviously, for the first time we chose something very short and easy. In fact, we drove more to reach the starting point than we hiked :) Still, it was nice to go out and to have a walk in different surroundings, especially that nature has just woken up and we could admire different colours of flowers.

What was special about the route were the monuments erected along the way to the top and on the summit. The view was also nice - perhaps not the most spectacular (it was rather low-altitude hike) but still nice because we could see a 360-degree panorama. All in all I see this trip as a success and looking forward to the next ones with our bonhomme :)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fête de la Tulipe in Morges

Have you ever seen 120 000 tulips of 300 different kinds? We now have :) Fête de la Tulipe in Morges is an annual event attracting lots of people - and not without a reason. A local parc is turned into an ocean of colours and scents. It's truly spectacular - I never expected it to be so beautiful.
The whole event lasts for over than month and now was the best moment to go and visit the park as nearly all of the flowers were in full bloom composing a remarkable mosaic.

 (I know I look a bit odd in my warm coat on a day like that - that morning was rather grim, but when we went out in the afternoon it got sunny and I soon took the coat off).

I really liked the combination of tulips and the tranquility of the lake and the surrounding mountains. In fact, we decided not to limit ourselves to the park and wander down the footpath by the water, enjoying the sun, more tulips, chic swiss lakeside mansions, more tulips, yachts, more tulips and the shy which was awesome that day. Oh yes, I forgot the castle! Every little village around has a castle.

When we finished the promenade stroll, we came back to see the tulips again and take even more photos.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FestiChoc in Versoix

"Land of cheese and chocolate" - that's what I call Switzerland. And it's true, these two goods are relished by Suisse citizens. One of its evidence is FestiChoc - the festival of chocolate that takes place in Versoix, close to our place. This year it was already a 10th edition! We couldn't miss it.
We started our walk by the Favarger chocolate factory. When I was here in 2010 and was lucky to get a ticket to visit it and see with my own eyes how  chocolate is manufactured. This year we skipped this attraction, it would be difficult to manouver through the machines with a pram :) We also didn't hop on a chocotrain - although I proposed we could have hop on our pram and catch the train from behind to have a free ride :)

The venue was really big. There were marry-go-rounds, face painting, a lot of buvets, chocolate sculpture exhibition and, last but not least, a huge tent full of chocolate makers showing, giving away and selling their chocolate.

We obviously had our treats too - do you think Radek could calmly go past a chocolate fountain? :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CERN photo club outing

At the beginning of this your I joined CERN photo club. This granted me access to all CPC knowledge and equipment. This Wednesday CPC organized the first photo outing. Subject for this time was: Interesting photo of uninteresting place. So we went to center of Meyrin and these are my photos: