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Zurich is at the outfall of Lake Zurich, on the Limmat river. Looking upriver from the Rathausbrücke (Townhall Bridge) towards the lake here, you see the twin towers of the Grossmünster, which was the birthplace of Swiss Reformation: it was where Huldrych Zwingli preached. Like all Calvinist churches, it has a rather austere interior with all Catholic ornaments removed. The top part of the towers is neo-Gothic. The river-front building in front is the Haus zum Rüden, a guildhall.

View across the Limmat at the Schipfe, the old craftsman quarter on the western shore

View back at the eastern shore from an arcade in the Schipfe

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Mar 21st, 2014 at 07:06:54 PM EST
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