Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Zurich Switzerland - Since 15BC
Founded by Romans in 15BC as "Turicum", Zurich is an historically significant and interesting city for many reasons. One is that it is where a number of awesome James Bond movie scenes have been shot. Its also where Ulrich Swingli helped lead the protestant revolution in Switzerland and Germany starting in 1519. Today, Zurich is one of the most prominent financial / banking centers of the world and often rated Europe's city with the "best quality of life", and also Europe's wealthiest city.
Still thinking about Dachau yesterday, we all did some reading today. Lex and Holly each read "The Boy with the Striped Pajamas" and highly recommend it. I read "Night" by Elie Wiesel. We did this along the Limnat River near Lake Zurich on a beautiful 74F day in old Zurich.
Pictured is Tommy "Mr. Chuggles" Gruver. If you look closely you can see Ulrich Zwingli's statue on the river Timmat just over TG's right bicep.