Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M - Montreaux, Switzerland



Before going to Switzerland the only thing I knew about Montreaux was that they had a jazz festival there.  It is situated on Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps.


I had never heard of Freddie Mercury.  I know. You wonder what rock I was living under.  He is worshiped here as the flowers at this life-sized statue attest.

I have to say that once I got home I saw two documentaries on Freddie and Queen.  The musical "We will Rock You" just finished playing at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit.  I now own a CD of his titled 'Barcelona' that also features opera singer Montserrat Caballe.  Here is a video of him and Montserrat performing together:


The promenade along the Lake is filled with wonderful little eateries and art work.  Enjoy the views.









This was day two.

On my Bucket List:  Morocco

6 comments:

  1. All of our kids are SOLID Queen fans. You should see my 7 year old rockin' out to them. It's epic.

    True Heroes A to Z

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  2. That's funny that you never heard of Queen or Freddie Mercury:) I am surprized he is so revered there. You take great pictures. The building with the yellow canopies is excellent as well as the flowers by the lake. Love the art pieces-wonderful

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  3. I still have never heard of either except here of course. Love the pictures and the artwork.

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  4. Hahaha, what attitude that first statue has going on!

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  5. Wow! Just added Montreaux to my bucket list. It looks fantastic....and Freddie is there too!

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