Daily prompt: No thanks

Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not?

A September Walk through Solothurn

No, how could there be? If I have never been there, I could not judge it. Believing newspapers, television and reports from others, is not my thing. I like to see it for myself and make my own judgement. So much is distorted in the news we receive.

I have travelled enough myself, seen other countries, and they all have their own charm. Even the boring street photo above from our local town of Solothurn is not so boring as it seems. On the left a wall belonging to the seat of the French Ambassador to Switzerland some time in the 16th/17th century. Over the years renovated and improved and now a restaurant with outside garden. Further down the street on the right, the back entrace to our theatre. You cannot just look at the surface, but you have to scratch a bit to find the details. Oh, and part of the road surface was renewed with cobbles to match the town origins. One of the oldest towns in Switzerland, founded by the Romans.

So the word “never” does not exist for me. Try it out first and if it does not suit you, then move on.

Daily prompt: No thanks

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  5. Nicely observed. There’s no way I could ever refer to a Swiss town as ‘boring’ 🙂 Quiet, perhaps. Sleepy, uneventful, peaceful- all of the above at times. But with so much of Switzerland at your doorstep, never ever boring! I grew up in Geneva, and as much bad press as that city gets for being a little dull, with the Jura on one side, Chamonix 90 minutes away, and mountains ever on the horizon, believe me I ache for it year after year! Thanks for the reminder 🙂


    • I have been to Geneva twice since living in Switzerland, a lovely town, but only seen through the eyes of a tourist. After growing up in the docklands of London,it was a welcome change to move to the peace and quiet of Switzerland. I even now speak fluent Swiss German. I was first of all in Zürich, but that was about 46 years ago, when it was still a Swiss town. Since, things have changed a lot, and it is no longer as Swiss as it was. Old buildings no longer existting, new office architecture taking their place. I prefer Solothurn, where I now live (actually Feldbrunnen, but just down the main road). Farming country, where I can say good night to the cows, birds, and some bats. Now and again I might even see a fox. The jura is a wonderful place. The whole area is a feast for the camera lens.


  6. Hi how are you? Boy do you get around the blogosphere! I salute your thoroughness in reading other people’s posts, I see your icon on more blogs than anyone else’s. Iwish I had more time to do the same. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time that you do to read it.


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