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Old May 30th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #1
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Lausanne 2009

Lausanne holds a world record: it is the smallest city in the world with a metro system. Thatís why I decided to stay in this city during my recent visit to Switzerland. Iíll start from the few pictures I took of/from the metro.

This was the view from my hotelís terrace.

Few cities have such an irregular landscape right in their center. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. You really need strong legs to walk uphill, but you get rewarded by spectacular views.

Despite the positive impression the city gives overall, there are some architectural monstrosities right in the center, especially at the Flon area.

Look at that eysore just under a masterpiece:

The street in front of the railway station:

Here is Ouchy, the cityís coast:

This is Riponne square:

This part of the square looks empty in the morning, but every evening dozens of drug-addicts gather here. Unfortunately I had to pass in front of them in order to go from the metro station to the hotel.

I left the best part for the end. Strolling in the cityís narrow streets you can forget about Flon and Riponne:

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Old May 30th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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Laussane is a very nice city for sure, thanks for those photos
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Old May 30th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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Looks nice. I'll have to check out this city more.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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Very nice! Charming and beautiful!
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Old May 30th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #5
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I've to say I'm surprised in a positive way!
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Old May 30th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #6
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Beautiful photos! Thank you.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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I read somewhere that it is one of the most expensive cities that country, isn't it? Nice pictures!
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Old May 30th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #8
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Wonderful and very nice pics about Lausanne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, my other country!
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