We are at the point in our life when traveling we don’t enjoy getting off one eight-hour flight just to get on another one. If we don’t have to, we don’t. So we didn’t.

On our way to South Africa, we paused and spent three nights in Zürich. Days, too. It’s amazing how much of a city you can see when with the proper motivation. In our case, not knowing if we would ever have a chance to visit Zürich again. When choosing a place to visit, there is the “that was nice, let’s go back” vs. the “that was nice, where haven’t we been yet” discussion. We work hard to see as much as we can assuming we might not be back.

The Swiss National Museum was a good use of out time. Lots to see and much of it in my (our?) area of interests. The main floor has a collection of medieval wood carvings and altar retables:

Like this.

Like this. Combines religious art and wagon technology.

Great carving for a higher purpose.

Carving for a higher purpose.

Great works of religious art...

Great works of religious art…

and I feel the need to document the joinery.

and I feel the need to document the joinery. Interesting hinge.

First floor has paintings and sculpture, fashion and textiles, technology and traditions and metals.

The second floor is largely furnishings and interiors.

A large collections of staked chairs.

A large collections of staked chairs.

Just your ordinary, everyday carved chest.

Just your ordinary, everyday carved chest.

Some relocated interiors with special attention paid to heating systems.

Some relocated interiors with special attention paid to heating systems.

If you liked that one, you'll love this one.

If you liked that one, you’ll love this one.

This visit has been previously been reported in I’ve Run Out of Things to See in the US and Roubo in ZürichRemember the period rooms?

Everybody's favorite, the 1927 room.

Everybody’s favorite, the 1927 room.

And speaking of icons:

This chair means a great deal to a select few.

This chair means a great deal to a select few.

If a trip to Zürich is not in your immediate future, you can look at my pictures HERE.

It’s something…

 

 

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