Thou know’st the marksman—I, and I alone.
Now are our homesteads free, and innocence
From thee is safe: thou’lt be our curse no more.
-Schiller… 1,562 more words
A different spin on the William Tell legend. The protagonist of this story is eighteen-year-old Stefan Gessler, the twenty-first century descendant of Tell’s nemesis, Hermann Gessler, governor of the Swiss Canton of Uri back when the country was under Austrian domination. 287 more words
This morning mother and father went down to the Thomas Cook travel office on Schwanenplatz and the bank to find news about getting home. Mother said “we heard nothing but war and rumours of war – France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Serbia and England and even Japan – such a cloud burst”. 548 more words
The Fêtes de Genève (Geneva Festival) has been taking place in Geneva, Switzerland since 1923, when it started out as a floral parade. Nowadays, in addition to parades, there are concerts, dancing, food stalls, sports, carnival rides, and spectacular, almost hour-long fireworks displays, all of which lure about two million visitors to the beautiful city located on the shores of Lake Geneva. 137 more words