Photo Challenge: The Road taken through Bellach, Switzerland

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If you drive on the road from Solothurn towards West,  one of the first villages you pass through is Bellach: not a very large village and nothing really spectacular. Many engineering companies have settled there and I worked in this village for 30 years in a milling tool production company, as export clerk.

It is surrounded by farming land, and situated at the foot of the Jura mountains. It used to be quite a busy village bearing the main traffic towards West, ending in Geneva. However, today a motorway has been built and the traffic situation has improved. Since some time this sculpture decorates one of the roundabouts in Bellach. It shows an artistic design of a horse which is on the Bellach coat of arms. It is not a tourist centre of Switzerland, just a village where people live, and go about their daily life, with some small industries.

Photo Challenge: The Road taken through Bellach

8 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: The Road taken through Bellach, Switzerland

    • There was a big competition amongst various designers, but this design won, and I think it is a good winner. It certainly draws your attention. I don’t think anyone actually realised there was a horse on the coat of arms for the village until this was built.


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    • It really makes an impression in the middle of the road on an island. I am always on the lookout for stuff like that when sitting in the passenger seat.
      Glad your computer operation was a success.


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