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May 29: Romandie

From Zurich I took a fast train to Geneva. This was my first time in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, known as Romandie.

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Beyond Fribourg station, a motley crue of buildings.

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With its flared gable, this barn (farmhouse?) again looks like the typical Zürcher style, but clearly there's no monopoly on that.

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Somewhere after Romont (in canton Fribourg) and before Lausanne: a different breed (maybe multi breeds?) of Kühe than seen in the Engadin.

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A cool castle, though it seems a bit lower in elevation than one would expect.

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A bucolic patchwork.

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And then, my very first look at Lac Léman (Lake Geneva).

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The north shore of the Lac looks incredibly Mediterranean.

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Tons of vineyards.

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In Lausanne or thereabouts, a fascinating and perplexing plants-and-mirrors building.

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A rather worn but still grand gable of the Gare de Lausanne.

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A brand-new barn addition. These buildings look pretty similar to Bernese farm buildings too, given their hip roofs.

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Poignant waves of grain.

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Then at the Gare de Cornavin, the main station at Geneva, grand 1920s windows.

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I walked out to the street to get just the quickest look at the surroundings.

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The dominant style was very French-urban-fabric.

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Quite the patina on the "VOYAGE" building. Quite the quantity of chimneys, too.