Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 224 - Niederweningen

Thought of the day: I have visited Niederweningen many times in the past twenty years or so.  It's a small, quiet Swiss village near the border of Germany.  Almost 90% of the land is either farm or forest land.  There are many walking and hiking trails crisscrossing the village.  I love the simplicity and tranquility of the village.  Since my first visit, the population has doubled, even though the total population is still tiny compared to anywhere else I have lived.  Unsurprisingly, I have witnessed the expansion of its residential area into the farm land over the years.  There are now many more apartment buildings in the village than in the past.  Most of the new buildings look elegant and well-built and none of them is more than 3 or 4 stories tall.  However, by converting the original farmhouses into relatively large, modern dwellings, the village has lost some of its idyllic charm.

Photo of the day:
Niederweningen - misty mountain after the rain.

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