In the first part, the last I mentioned was I walked around for a while after my lunch to give time for my Aunt to catch up with her friends. And I also played Ingress. 🙂
I was able to get closer to the Opernhaus Zürich or Zürich Opera House. It seems people were free to hang out on its front entrance and around its premises. The opera house is located at Sechseläutenplatz, which is a large town square. This is where the traditional spring holiday of the city is celebrated. The opera house is also near Lake Zürich.
After many photos and (Ingress) portals, I went back because I didn’t want them to end up waiting for me instead. As soon as they were done, we headed to Zürichsee or Lake Zürich. I was told many people would go there during summer season. They would have barbecues, grills, and parties; they would swim or play in the lake. I was excited to see those. 🙂
And we’re back to the shopping area.
My other Aunt would be picking me up because she and I would be watching a classical concert. So we waited for her at Jelmoli. I also needed some caffeine fix otherwise I would fall asleep during the concert. My Aunt also wanted yogurt because of the heat.
If I knew earlier that we would be watching a classical concert, I would have properly dressed. My Aunt did bring me the one and only dress I brought, but she matched it with sandals I wasn’t comfortable with. My toes were exposed and they never look good without a foot spa and pedicure. That was the case then. But, well, it’s not like I won’t survive. I was just uncomfortable. LOL
Watching classical concerts is a hobby of my Aunt. Not everybody in her family are fans of the genre, so she usually watches by herself. Because I haven’t ever been to a classical concert, she brought me along. We all know what’s most likely to happen, but it would still be a good experience. Since there was still time before the concert, we had drinks at Park Hyatt Zürich.
The performers were Anne-Sophie Mutter (a German violinist) and Lambert Orkis (American classical pianist). The concert was at Tonhalle Zürich that was built in 1895 and inaugurated in the presence of Johannes Brahms.
The classical concert was a great experience indeed even though, honestly, I almost fell asleep in the first half. Oh, we almost got in a fight with an old fella beside me. That was amusing. lols. So, after the concert, we went back to Park Hyatt Zürich for late dinner before heading home.
That’s the end of day 6 in Switzerland. 🙂 That was a very busy and hot day, but had so many ‘first experiences.’ ♥
Places mentioned/of interest:
- Opernhaus Zürich
Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
- Zürichsee/Lake Zürich
- Tonhalle Zurich
Phone: +41 44 206 34 34
Fax: +41 44 206 34 69
- Park Hyatt – For dining at least 😉
Zurich, Switzerland, 8002
Tel: +41 43 883 1234
All photos are in the following Flickr albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hyukta/sets/72157653951167714 and https://www.flickr.com/photos/hyukta/sets/72157655872223171