Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2016-2017

In the awful, hopefully only, Year of Trump

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Scenes of downtown Zürich in December

A flying visit to reassemble the team

The central train station or Hauptbahnhof in Zürich on a beautiful 18 December 2016, coming off a 3-hour journey via Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Aarau to retrieve a temporarily missing team member.

The mighty Limmat flowing out from the Zürichsee

The Predigerkirche squinting over the Neumarkt neighborhood

Proceeding upriver past the Rüdenplatz

The Grossmünster, a monastery church begun in 1100 and commissioned in 1220, protestantized in 1523 under Zwingli, who had all the nice medieval decorative stuff removed immediately

The Fraumünster or Women's Church across the river, founded in 853 by Ludwig or Louis the German, Charlemagne's grandson, for his daughter, now with stained glass windows by Chagall

Naf Naf

A holiday city-train running along nearby

The Opernhaus in the piazza of Sechseläutenplatz, the open square near the Quaibrücke or main bridge where the Limmat runs out from the lake of Zürich

Christmas festivities in the Sechseläutenplatz

Fun for all ages. It's time to hurry on now, we're late.


The Klinik Pyramide am See; the team is reunited.

Zürich centre from the northern shore of the Zürichsee

Lakeside entertainment

The Opera House from another angle

The festive tourist bus from another angle

The No. 4 tram is just coming in . . .

. . . we'll grab it.

Back to the Bahnhofplatz, and the National Museum

ShopVille Zürich in the Bahnhof

The Christmas spirit

Duck your head! (Too much of the Christmas spirit)

Home, another three hours, under the Alps and up the Rhône from Visp this time.

We were up here last March, too, and there are some more downtown photos here.

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