79th St: Zurich (3rd Ave to FDR Drive)

42 – Upscale boutique.

Finally, after an epic journey through mountain, forest and city, we have arrived at our destination: Zurich, the economic and financial capital of Switzerland, also its largest and most modern metropolis.

Zurich is one of the most dynamic and liveable cities in the world and regularly ranks within the top ten, if not at the very top, for cities with the best quality of life.  Unfortunately, it has a reputation of being somewhat staid, boring and soul-less – a Singapore of Switzerland, so to speak (and that’s saying a lot since Switzerland and Singapore are like two sides of the same coin).

This reputation is undeserved (as is that for Singapore), as Zurich plays host to a vibrant cultural scene and creative industries, and of all Swiss cities, probably has the greatest street cred and bohemian edge.

Our journey ends on the shores of Lake Zurich, where yachts idly float past a post-industrial landscape that now plays host to galleries, design studios and residences for the creative class.  It’s an idyllic end to a dizzying ride.

43 – Upscale restaurant.

44 – Real Estate Agent.

45 – Synagogue.

46 – Shimmering glass high-rise.

47 – Uber modern, uber-chic apartments.

48 – Another luxury apartment complex.

49 – Conserved historical buildings near the waterfront.

50 – Sailboat on the water.

F – Zurich

PDF: F – Zurich (3rd Ave to FDR Drive) (2.7 MB)

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About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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2 Responses to 79th St: Zurich (3rd Ave to FDR Drive)

  1. sethsnap says:

    Nice shots. I miss living in NYC.

  2. Kennie Ting says:

    Thank you. And yes, it’s hard pulling away from NYC even after leaving it.

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