Peck's personal collection of castle photos
Château de Nyon, Switzerland
pretty symmetrical, picturesque,
presumably functional, and very white
Views of the Château
good-Swiss busybody decided that, after nearly uncountable centuries, the Château
de Nyon was getting a little tatty, so the citizens voted to raise the tax rates
and got the renovations under way, and here in August 2002 the outsides are almost
Americans would have got more directly to the root of the problem, I suspect,
and disposed of the thing with a wreckerball, and let out bids for a mega-mall
and 2 food courts on the site. And a gun shop. Quick as bob's your
uncle, we'd be back in the profit column.
2003, midwinter, soon after the completion of the outer renovation. A grim, dark
day, but the castle is still newly very white nonetheless.
Château de Nyon in its noontide splendor, April 2003.
the lake side, near the top of the stairs up from the Rive, June 2004
down an alley from the upper town, with Lake Geneva behind, 2007.
the Château again, in its whitewashed splendor.
Château de Nyon, seen from the Roman Museum, 2003
and pedalos, June 2004.
castle square. In summery weather, the restaurant on the right overflows out across
view upwards in Ammy's alley to the castle, now nicely renovated, September 2003.
near my dentist's office, August 2004 (Roman amphitheatre, lower left).
Roman columns, April 2003, out over the lake
wintry scene, January 2006
The Château de Nyon from the top deck of the General-Guisan, on our way to Yvoire, May 2010
With La Dôle hovering on the horizon
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 7 April 2003, revised 24 June 2012.