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Old August 3rd, 2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Saint-Saphorin, Switzerland

This isn't exactly urban, but never mind. Saint-Saphorin is one of a string of villages along the shore of Lake Geneva between Lausanne and Vevey, collectively known as Lavaux; it is a UNESCO heritage site due to these villages' terraced vineyards, first cultivated in the 11th century. These photos were taken just under a couple of years ago but I recently found them again.











The view across the lake





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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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The railway station. The railway line follows the shore of Lake Geneva, it's a very scenic rail journey.











The harbour. Access to the lake is under the railway line (you can see the bridge in one of the pics just above).



This little torrent comes racing down the hillside through the vineyards and then the village before ending up in the lake.





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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Nice scenery, Saint-Saphorin looks like a charming little village.
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thanks for the beautiful and lovely photos from Saint-Saphorin....
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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Here are some photos within the village itself











This fresco above the doorway indicates the village's links to viticulture.





























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Beautiful, very nice photos from this town
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Ancient graffitti.

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This is the church: it was built in 1520, although there has been a parish here since the 6th century. In 1536 it became protestant under the Reformation.















This is the interior.









This pillar is actually made out of a Roman boundary marker.

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beautiful, enchanting . . every corner in the world should look like this ..
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Here are some views of the vineyards just above the village.











































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This is a sign that was relativement common in this part of Switzerland; they can be found at the beginning of slopes and are basically early road signs. It says that the law of 1812 states that people are not to drive chariots without the appropriate braking equipment and are not to drag logs or branches. This was to avoid damaging buildings.











This is not in Saint-Saphorin but not far from it. These are anti-tank defences dating from just before WWII. They are unofficially known as the Toblerone Line due to their vague ressemblance to the Swiss chocolate bar of the same name. The line is about 10 km long and now constitues a hiking footpath.



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