As you might have read, I’ve recently been to South Africa with stops in Zürich and Munich to break up the time locked in overstuffed aluminum tubes. Jumping off one eight-hour flight to get on another one has never been fun and with age even less so. Since we don’t have to, we don’t.
We stopped for three nights in Zürich (Switzerland) on the way out. An amazing and expensive city. My wife did a fantastic job of planning and found us a hotel in the middle of most things interesting at a price that was only slightly scary. We’ve paid more for less.
On day two we visited the Swiss National Museum located just on the far side of the train station from the hotel. I was very pleased we went. Lots of furniture and various other woodworking endeavors on display. There is, of course, religious art:
16th century dovetails:
I haven’t had time to sort out all the pictures from all stops yet. Aside from the furniture there be animals, too:
I like using real cameras from time to time.
To get things started, the museum had a display with four period living rooms from 1895 to 1978:
Most aesthetically appealing to me was the 1927 room:
The the evolution(?) to 1958 style:
Nobody can explain to me late 1970’s furniture. And I lived through it.
There will be lots more to come in the next few weeks. I am so backed up on furniture pics. I still have all the furniture from the Met in New York, Bayou Bend in Houston, St. Louis Art Museum and tons of auctions.
More when the laundry is done.