June 29, 2011

Lac d'Annecy

Lake Annecy on a chilly morning in early June. You can't imagine it today, but in the 1950s, the lake was a polluted mess, essentially a large sewer. Fortunately, everyone cleaned up their act and today, only natural water goes into the lake.

The sun was only visible when reflected on the lake's surface.

The Château d'Annecy (Annecy Castle), built between the 13th and 16th centuries, is visible in the background.

Dinner at a restaurant on a ship afforded a different view of the lake, replete with a rainbow.

This is at around 9pm. Swimming is restricted to certain areas in certain months in the summer, but I saw a couple of teenagers jump in and swim straight across.

A charming little merry-go-round beside the canal leading from the lake. Beyond is a large field for picnics and nappers.

Real horse hair for the horse's tail! Have I been away from merry-go-rounds too long, or is this standard practice?

The boat reads, "Annecy".

Famous views of Annecy decorate the upper part of the merry-go-round.

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