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Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Hello everyone!

When I was 10 years old [1970] I went to Switzerland.

I've had these pictures in my photo book but never really knew where they were in Switzerland, I think now is the time to find out!

Can anyone identify these places? I will give you some memories of the pictures:

1. The eagle? statue as you can see is on the edge of a lake, the city view was I remember on the same lake.

2. The two people walking along the road are walking towards where I think we stayed [an organised Church trip] in the large house on the left of the bend.

3. This town was beautiful, it had a castle at the top of the road/hill, the caste was on the edge of a lake.

It was a lovely trip with very fond memories.

Thank you

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Old 05.02.2011, 17:24
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Welcome to the forum Martin.

I'm sure someone ought to recognise them, soon enough.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

the first picture sure looks a lot like gruyères, the others i'm not sure.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Montreux?



Wild guess when you said about the castle on the edge of the lake
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

The firs one is Gruyères, as amaraya says.

The third one (the status by the lake) I am pretty certain is the village of Le Pont in the Vallée de Joux.

No idea about the middle one though.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

First one, there is no doubt - it is definitely Gruyères. Will think about the others.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Here is the castle from the lake side...
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

... obviously that should have said statue, not status... clearly too much time spent writing status reports at work :-)
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

that one is chateau chillon in montreux. different castle from the first, though.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

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Here is the castle from the lake side...
Definitely Montreux
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

The statue is not far from me, at the Lac de Joux, in the Jura mountains above Nyon. Not sure about the Hotel, but it could well be there too.

Google Vallée de Joux Le Pont
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

The Hotel ( 2nd pic ) is the vaguest of all - it could have been so many places in CH.
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Here is the castle from the lake side...
Those are not the same castles.

One in Gruyeres as you've been informed already. The second castle you posted is château de Chillon outside of Montreux.
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Old 05.02.2011, 18:18
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

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The statue is not far from me, at the Lac de Joux, in the Jura mountains above Nyon. Not sure about the Hotel, but it could well be there too.

Google Vallée de Joux Le Pont
If you have any other clues, you could try Google Street View to see if anything looks familiar. It was a long time ago but could be worth a try.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

To the OP, we seem to be confusing you! To confirm:

The first photo you posted is definitely Gruyeres.

The third photo is in Le Pont in the Vallee de Joux.

The fourth photo you posted is another city altogether. It is the Chateau de Chillon in Montreux.

I think the second photo of the hotel looks like the road that runs along the left hand side of the lake in the Vallee de Joux, but, as others have said, it could be anywhere.
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Here is a picture from a year ago taken from the exact same spot in Gruyeres, (your photo #1).
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

Are you there Martin?? Do these suggestions ring any bells?
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

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Here is a picture from a year ago taken from the exact same spot in Gruyeres, (your photo #1).
Seems it's a very popular photo.
The first one on the wikipedia entry is also the exact same photo.
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Seems it's a very popular photo.
The first one on the wikipedia entry is also the exact same photo.
Everybody who's been there knows that when you walk up from the parking lot, over the rise, and see the town for the first time, it just takes your breath away. So, you stop, say "Oh, my God, this is the cutest town I've ever seen", and you take a photo!
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Re: Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

So true! Gruyères is amazing! Now that you've identified it, make sure you go there and have some meringues with double cream!
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