La Tour de Gourze, Lausanne

I’m back from an incredible weekend in Switzerland!  The weather couldn’t have been any better.  Seriously perfect.  That July sun that hangs high in the sky tinting your skin a summer tan and the soft evening sun that lasts well into the night casting soft shadows and an ethereal luminescence over everything it touches.  Really breathtaking and you’ll see what I mean when you look at these magical photos. 

There was lots of good food, some to-die for ice-cream, great hikes and views to melt your heart.  We explored an area just 20 minutes upwards from Lausanne where sits La Tour de Gourze, which now serves as an observation deck.  It is in fact the remnants of a medieval watchtower located on Mt. Gourze with 360 degree views of Lac Léman and unending fields of what looks like a green patchwork quilt.  There is even a restaurant up there that looks very quaint and offers superb views.  It’s amazing how connected to nature you feel at such altitudes.  As if the blue sky were your private ceiling, the green grass, your very own lush carpet and everything in between the magnificence of a painted masterpiece.  It’s a lovely excursion for a beautiful Sunday, and only 3 hours away from Paris!

I hope you enjoy the photos!  I greedily snapped one photo after the next as we whizzed down the mountain in the car so I apologize for what may feel repetitive.  Those fields of wheat ensconced by that otherworldly halo of the sun tickle my heart silly.  I could have taken 50 more photos of just that view.

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