JWG (jwg) wrote,

A short trip to Zurich

A change in airplane schedule gave us 6 hours in Zurich instead of 1 1/2 hours so we took the 12 minute train ride into town and wandered about.

A strange object floating in the railroad station, some birds (including the not very well-known Zurich Crowned Crane), a bike rack system with cables, and handlebar holders, and odd piece of artwork with a solar panel lighting, and a bunch of objects in the museum.

The Swiss National Museum adjacent to station had a special exhibit called Kapital that featured the development of Venice and Amsterdam:

"Ideas and Capital, Risk and Affluence – these are the central themes of the new exhibition at the National Museum Zurich. The two economic powers of Venice from the 13th century and Amsterdam in the 17th century are used as examples to illustrate how the foundations of our contemporary economic system were laid."

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Tags: birds, spain2012, travel

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