22 February 2019 - Montreux
The Barrel – Oak Times
The nature not less divine,
An unusual beauteous evening,
Breathless with adorations.
The broad sun sinking down the tranquillity;
The sharp but tiny waves disappear into the horizon.
The gentleness of the heaven,
Marries the untouched nature.
A place where paradise drops;
This is what dreams are made off.
– R. M.
Nestling between the Lake Leman and the massive Alpes, Montreux a city that spreads across 33.4 square kilometres (12.9 sq mi). And once recognised only for a set of conceited villages and hamlets has now experienced exceptional development over the last 200 years that embarks the city with her so-called Golden-era. With a monumental evolution in navigational and railway facilities amplified with divulge yet competitive Swiss Hospitality broadcasting utter finesse in workmanship, this city enjoys the charm of timelessness and flaunts her remarkable cutting-edge transformation from timid and modest villages into nearly 90,000 sophisticated agglomerations.
Now enriched with historical monuments that encompass the ancient Swiss folklore, the city of Montreux boasts a perfect blend of heritage and innovation. Yet, little has been talked about the plentiful internationally acclaimed events that the city hosts around the year. To cite some of them are the Jazz festival, the Comedy stand or the Christmas market. Nevertheless, we could not talk about Montreux without mentioning its banks and educational institutions renowned of their personalised Swiss perfection. While relying its fundamental base on its enigmatic and prestigious past, Montreux is quite a vision oriented city constantly preparing its future for diversity and openness with enthusiasm keeping the deliberate Swiss perfection intact.