Long lost love - From Nyon to Yvoire
This week I was crossing borders and it was all to see my long lost "amour" again... It all started in 2011, when we first met. It was a magical moment. As cliche it may sound, but it was really love at first sight. I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was a moment of truth and enlightenment for me. In that moment I knew, that all I needed to be happy and content was laying right in front of me. And looking back at the year we spent together, I am happy to say that I spent one of my best years with "mon amour".
"Mon amour" is "le lac léman". It is one of the biggest lakes in Switzerland. I was living close to the lakeside when I was studying in Geneva in 2011 and 2012. Thus, I was basically everyday at the lakeside. I was fascinated by its beauty and its vast extent. The majestic setting of the Alps in the background and that clear turquoise water. I spent so much time with "mon amour" just sitting at the shore and enjoying the nature and the calm. That was the time where I learnt to appreciate the beauty and to live in the now. It was a life changing experience to me.
Although I moved back to Switzerland this year, I did not manage to visit "le lac léman" again until this week. Almost two years later and it was like I never left. I went with family to Nyon for a one day trip. Nyon is a beautiful little city in the french part of Switzerland. It is also situated at the shore of "le lac léman". We took a boat to cross the lake and visit a tiny french village called "Yvoire". Yvoire is a pictorial, medieval village. It is hard to describe the beauty of these places or to capture it in pictures. Nevertheless, I tried my best and have some pictures for you.