Douwe Osinga's Blog: Summer's here

Friday, March 18, 2005

Zurich is a very pretty city. Especially if you walk around in the old time during the winter with snow covering the old city, it is like walking around in a story of the brothers Grimm. The small winding streets, the empty snow covered squares with the mediaval churches, it is all very nice. But kinda dead. If it is cold and snowing, nobody goes out. And double this on sundays when the shops are closed.

Since a week or two, the snow has gone and the sun has come out. Temperatures suddenly went up to 19° C (50° F). And what a difference it makes. Every cafe has now a little terras on the sidewalk. Where all these people came from, I don't know, but it is sure nice to see them on the street. The lake is still too cold for swimming, but with this weather, for how long? Nice.