Zurich, Switzerland

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  The trendy Zurich West district is home to the restaurant LaSalle, whose refined interiors contrast with the industrial environs.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    The trendy Zurich West district is home to the restaurant LaSalle, whose refined interiors contrast with the industrial environs. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Birch trees add an Asian touch to the Greulich Hotel by Romero + Schaefle Architects.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Birch trees add an Asian touch to the Greulich Hotel by Romero + Schaefle Architects. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Rising above the Schipfe, one of Zurich’s oldest quarters and long a center for merchants and craftspeople, St. Peter’s Church boasts Europe’s largest church clock face, a Romanesque feature added in 1534.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Rising above the Schipfe, one of Zurich’s oldest quarters and long a center for merchants and craftspeople, St. Peter’s Church boasts Europe’s largest church clock face, a Romanesque feature added in 1534. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  The Heidi Weber House, a museum dedicated to Le Corbusier and built from his own designs after his death, contains an extraordinary collection of the Swiss architect’s sculptures, paintings, furniture, and writings. The prefabricated steel, free-floating roof, and glass framing are strikingly unique structural elements.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    The Heidi Weber House, a museum dedicated to Le Corbusier and built from his own designs after his death, contains an extraordinary collection of the Swiss architect’s sculptures, paintings, furniture, and writings. The prefabricated steel, free-floating roof, and glass framing are strikingly unique structural elements. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Organic design characterizes the tram station at Bellevue, a popular square and site of the opera house. Zurich’s trams are hailed as a model for an economic, environment-friendly urban transport system.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Organic design characterizes the tram station at Bellevue, a popular square and site of the opera house. Zurich’s trams are hailed as a model for an economic, environment-friendly urban transport system. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Precision timekeeping, a central design element at the main station, governs the trains.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Precision timekeeping, a central design element at the main station, governs the trains. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  A tram rumbles down Bahnhofstrasse, a popular and tony shopping district where private banks, watch stores, boutiques, and chocolatiers line the renowned thoroughfare.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    A tram rumbles down Bahnhofstrasse, a popular and tony shopping district where private banks, watch stores, boutiques, and chocolatiers line the renowned thoroughfare. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Seebad Enge is a popular bathhouse on Lake Zurich.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Seebad Enge is a popular bathhouse on Lake Zurich. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall illuminate the choir at Fraumünster Church.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall illuminate the choir at Fraumünster Church. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Kunsthaus, Zurich’s main museum for medieval to contemporary art, includes large collections of work by Alberto Giacometti and Edvard Munch.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Kunsthaus, Zurich’s main museum for medieval to contemporary art, includes large collections of work by Alberto Giacometti and Edvard Munch. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Flowing out of Lake Zurich through the Old Town—–and dividing the iconic Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches—–the Limmat River has figured centrally in Zurich life for centuries. Today, restaurants and bathhouses line its banks, and swimmers and boaters enjoy the clear, glacier-fed water that makes Zurich a nature-lover’s city.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Flowing out of Lake Zurich through the Old Town—–and dividing the iconic Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches—–the Limmat River has figured centrally in Zurich life for centuries. Today, restaurants and bathhouses line its banks, and swimmers and boaters enjoy the clear, glacier-fed water that makes Zurich a nature-lover’s city. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Rock Objekte, a design store in operation since 1925, sells vintage furniture.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Rock Objekte, a design store in operation since 1925, sells vintage furniture. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  Known for its designer bags made from recycled transportation materials, Freitag has a flagship store, housed in a tower of freight containers, in the industrial-chic district of West Zurich.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Known for its designer bags made from recycled transportation materials, Freitag has a flagship store, housed in a tower of freight containers, in the industrial-chic district of West Zurich. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
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