Neuchâtel is one of our favorite places to get away for the day. It is always relaxing.
The girls playing by the water.
I would love to have been on that sailboat!
A large tourist boat cruising by as a man is fishing from his much smaller boat. I loved how the birds would sit on the yellow markers floating in the water.
A man painting in the city.
The castle sits on top of the city and is well preserved. It is a must see if you find yourself in Neuchâtel.
Two birds resting on rocks near the lake.
The lake always has plenty of activity to keep your interest as you quietly eat lunch on the rocks leading down to the lapping waves or at one of the many picnic tables found near the water.
A fork tailed lizard.
There were lizards all around the rocks. The kids were beside themselves as they ran from one lizard find to another. Sometimes, it seemed as if the lizards were running with them.
This lizard stopped long enough for me to snap his portrait before he dissapeared into a crevace in the rocks.
In the back of the photo are the Alps with snow on the top.
Large Hadron Collider doesn’t cause the end of the world – yet. The LHC is buried in the Jura mountains on the Franco-Swiss border. Scientists hope to replicate the big bang using the LHC. The first test of the LHC in motion (so to speak) was today and it was a success. In October, scientist are planning on a second test involving sub-atomic collisions which replicates the big bang. It is this test that some argue will cause tiny black holes which will swallow the Earth.