I know many of you think that Switzerland looks like a winter-wonderland now. This might be true in the Alpine region but there are places that usually don't have a lot of snow. Zurich is one of such places. There is not much snow even in January/February in this part of the country.

Recently I've been seeing so many beautiful photos of snow on Steemit and when I look out of the window I only see heavy clouds and lots of rain. Last weekend we were lucky to have a couple of hours without rain and as usually we wanted to make the best out of it and spend some time outside.

We went for a walk in Zurich and today I'd like to show you photos that I took before it started to rain again. I would also like to participate in the #WednesdayWalk held by @tattoodjay. I know it sounds a little bit like cheating as I did the walk during the weekend but I hope you will forgive me 😊

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When we go to Zurich we usually park the car close to the train station and walk through the city center to the lake. The are many narrow streets and different roads that you can take to get to the lake. It usually takes us about 20 minutes to get there.

Zurich lake is one of the most popular locations in Zurich. You can go for a walk, have a picnic with your friends, do some exercises, go for a swim (not in December of course) or feed seagulls..😊

These fellows were standing on the railing like soldiers waiting for their orders. They were obviously waiting for food but unfortunately for them the real feast was somewhere else..

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This is the place where they should be waiting instead 😊 There were some people throwing old bread in water and dozens of swans, ducks and seagulls gathered to enjoy the feast. I could only capture a few of them but there were many more.

I was also feeling uncomfortable standing there as there were many seagulls flying above our heads and you know.. some nasty accident could happen - if you know what I'm talking about 😊

I took a photo and ran away as fast as I could..

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You can imagine beautiful mountains on the other side of the lake. This is the place with the best views on sunny days. Today, you will just have to trust me when I say that there are the Alps in the back 😊

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This iron statue called Rhinoceros was created in 1982 by John A. Tobler. We were standing next to the statue, trying to decide what we would do next when an older lady approached us. She thought we were tourists and told us that this is the most photographed statue in city (which is questionable in my opinion).

We just nodded and thanked her for the information when she started to talk about British pounds and that we should go to the National Bank in London to exchange any old notes that we have. We nodded and thanked her again, trying to get rid of her as it became clear there was something wrong with her.

But she followed us and kept saying the same. We didn't want to sound impolite but eventually it became very annoying and then my husband said that we forgot something in the car and had to go back. For a second I thought she would go with us, but she left and we saw her approaching someone else 😊 I wonder how those people got rid of her...

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On the way to a cafe we saw this beautiful small alley. The color of the leaves was very nice. I wanted to change the photo to black and white because of the grey clouds but I like it better like this..

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This little flower is very inspirational. Even though the temperature is around 0 Celsius, it stays strong and I wouldn't be surprised if it would survive all winter! Just kidding 😊

But we were not as strong as this flower and as we were getting quite cold we decided to get a cup of tea and head back to the car.

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On the way back we came across a few simple graffiti paintings..

I've tried to find some information about them but they seem to be just random drawings so the photos will have to be enough 😊

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I know that you were probably expecting some different photos but I think that a change is good from time to time 😊

I hope that you didn't get too cold and that you enjoyed our walk today.

Thank you for reading!

Cheers,
Martina

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