Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lausanne and the Cow Fights

Well, our internet was down again last night so here's some pictures from yesterday. We went to Lausanne and made our first stop at the Cathedral there. It's in the process of being renovated but they had one area done which was very cool. It combined the old gothic architecture with new contemporary windows. I really like the way it turned out. For 2 franks a piece we were able to climb to the top of the bell tower to look out over the city and take some pictures. Well worth it. From there we had lunch, Whit and I shared another Kebab, but this time with the suggestion of Jackson we tried a chicken one. I wasn't disappointed but I do think I like the other way better. After that we went to the Olympic Museum and then Bob took us with his bad directions on what felt like a 20 mile walk. My legs are still tired from it. We went to an old Roman museum that would have been a lot more interesting had we been able to read French, but since none of us do we were all pretty much done in 20 minutes or so.

Today we went to the cow fights. It wasn't really what I had expected. I thought they would only stick two cows in a ring and let them beat the crap out of each other until one dominated the other. Not quite how it went. Instead there are about 50 cows in the ring, mostly grazing but every once in a while a tussle would start and end shortly thereafter. They say there is a method behind it, that by the end one cow would end up at the top of the hill and it would be named queen. It really didn't look that way at all. The herds tended to stay wherever they started out. It was exciting for about 10 minutes and then it got to be pretty boring. We did have a great BBQ there though. 1st course was Brats and the second was a marinated pork chop.
And tonight we're having stinky cheese fondue. Yum!

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