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Looking Zurich with my fresh eyes

Ohoooooo the trees are amazing to me, and how the houses built around the river is incredible. I mean when and how was the city was build, I would be interested to know.
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Ohoooooo the trees are amazing to me, and how the houses built around the river is incredible. I mean when and how was the city was build, I would be interested to know.
Zurich as we know it now is a fairly recent thing. The vast majority of it was built in kit form in a factories between Brugg and Baden. These kits where then taken along the Limmat up to what became known as the Lake of Zurich. The kits were delivered throughout 1968 and construction was completed in 1972. If you pay attention you'll notice this last date is the year the trams went into service. It was funded jointly by the Kantons Basel and Luzern as a way of pushing tourists into the North Eastern part of Switzerland. - and was only built following the success of Disneyland.

The name Zurich literally mean "to create for tourists".

You maybe staggered to know that a vast number of the buildings you see are in fact "fake" in that it is only the ground floor which is useable.
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Re: Looking Zurich with my fresh eyes

You guys are awful. Leave a bit of sparkle in the eyes of newcomers.

Mind you, a map of Switzerland and a short history of the country would not come amiss.
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You guys are awful. Leave a bit of sparkle in the eyes of newcomers.

Mind you, a map of Switzerland and a short history of the country would not come amiss.
I did - I left out the bit that the land around where the Lake of Zurich, the Limmat and the Sihl had been used throughout history as mass graves. It is reckoned by historian Prof. Ueli Streif that over 4 million dead (from the plague, influenza and other major pan-European epidemics) were transported across Europe and buried here. There is a confluence of lay-lines (apparently) that many believed freed the souls of the departed.

This lead to the phrase used by many in Basel over the last 40 years of "I'll only be seen dead in Zurich".
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This lead to the phrase used by many in Basel over the last 40 years of "I'll only be seen dead in Zurich".
And also "to Sihl one's fate".
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And also "to Sihl one's fate".
Rumours that the dead would ultimately Reuss from their graves put a Limmat to that custom however. I'm Glatt that those times Aare over.
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Re: Looking Zurich with my fresh eyes

I just want to know where the OP got her fresh eyes from. I've been struggling with frozen ones ever since my butcher was arrested. They're just not as chewy.
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Zurich as we know it now is a fairly recent thing. The vast majority of it was built in kit form in a factories between Brugg and Baden. These kits where then taken along the Limmat up to what became known as the Lake of Zurich. The kits were delivered throughout 1968 and construction was completed in 1972. If you pay attention you'll notice this last date is the year the trams went into service. It was funded jointly by the Kantons Basel and Luzern as a way of pushing tourists into the North Eastern part of Switzerland. - and was only built following the success of Disneyland.

The name Zurich literally mean "to create for tourists".

You maybe staggered to know that a vast number of the buildings you see are in fact "fake" in that it is only the ground floor which is useable.
Sorry to correct you but construction was actually completed in 1971. The formal opening was delayed to 1973 due to certain corruption investigations which were closed after the prosecutors and judges involved received free tickets to the formal opening and associated celebrations!
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Zurich as we know it now is a fairly recent thing. The vast majority of it was built in kit form in a factories between Brugg and Baden. These kits where then taken along the Limmat up to what became known as the Lake of Zurich. The kits were delivered throughout 1968 and construction was completed in 1972. If you pay attention you'll notice this last date is the year the trams went into service. It was funded jointly by the Kantons Basel and Luzern as a way of pushing tourists into the North Eastern part of Switzerland. - and was only built following the success of Disneyland.

The name Zurich literally mean "to create for tourists".

You maybe staggered to know that a vast number of the buildings you see are in fact "fake" in that it is only the ground floor which is useable.
Apparently they ordered too many zebra crossings by mistake and are still desperately struggling to find places to put them.
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I just want to know where the OP got her fresh eyes from. I've been struggling with frozen ones ever since my butcher was arrested. They're just not as chewy.
You forgot a basic rule of cooking (and of EF Threads). Everything must be taken with a large pinch of salt.
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You forgot a basic rule of cooking (and of EF Threads). Everything must be taken with a large pinch of salt.
what about Aromat?
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