Tag Archives: Arbon

A walk around the old town…

Arbon has been here for many, many years. Centuries, in fact – it has connections to an Irish monk called Gallus who died here in 646. We have a castle, part of the original town wall still stands, and the … Continue reading

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Four trains, two boats and a bus in Switzerland…

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I took ourselves on a trip to the island of Ufenau, near the south end of Lake Zürich. Early-morning haze was hanging in the air as I stood waiting for the train … Continue reading

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Black and white…

I can remember – just – when my parents had a black and white television. I remember my father’s old camera, too, with its black and white photos, most of which are unfortunately now lost. At some point, a new … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere…

– but what can you expect, after the rainfall of the past several weeks? And it’s still raining… There’s nothing titchy about our lake. At 64km long and 12km wide, Lake Constance is one of the largest in Central Europe, … Continue reading

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The first of the summer visitors!

Last week I had the first visitors of the summer when some cousins came to N.E. Switzerland for a few days. It was their first time in the area, so I showed them all the best sights. Here are some … Continue reading

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Rhinoceros Graffiti…

The building site along the road is busy – and noisy – these days. They’re pushing hard to get the roof on before winter, so for six days a week we have banging and hammering in the background. Not to … Continue reading

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Graffiti – and book cover news!

While our north-side windows here overlook lovely woodland and the lake, the view to the south is plain street. A couple of trees, a car lot – and, diagonally across from us, a building site where they’re constructing a new … Continue reading

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Welcome to Switzerland

Things are moving in our temporary flat. Some of them are heading into boxes, others towards the bin or the recycling. Home, however temporary it was/is, just doesn’t look the same any more… So for a change I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Fire in Arbon Castle…

It was a perfect day in early summer, a couple of years ago now. I was at work in the lovely old castle here in Arbon. The tower dates from the 1200s, and the rest has been added over the … Continue reading

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