We were looking at railway clocks a few days ago. This is a different sort on a wall in Fribourg - no connection with the railwayWe took the water powered funicular (the last of its kind) into the lower town and walked along by the river. Many of the buildings are interesting and there were even a few sheep. There is a very large building which was shown as a grenier (attic) - maybe it was a tythe barn.
|Chicken steak, fries, vegetables and tzatziki|
|City Hall clock tower|
We caught a train back to Lausanne in good time to catch the paddle steamer "La Suisse" back to Montreux. This is a delightful ride, especially in first class - which we get free on our Swiss Pass. This was to check it out for our round trip on Tuesday. The boat does not stop at Montreux on the way out so we had to stay on at Chateau de Chillon and come back to Montreux (what a hardship!) La Suisse was built in 1910 and still retains the steam operated motion. It has been lovingly restored and is gorgeous in every way. The weather was good and the views along the lake were exceptional. There were good views of the trains along the lake to Montreux but also on the climb towards Fribourg.
|La Suisse arriving at Lausanne|
|There are vineyards everywhere on this south facing slope|
|The Vevey coming into Chillon to make a connection|
Click here to see all pictures taken at Fribourg