Saturday, October 13, 2007

Festa d'autunno

After seeing an ad on the bus, Swiss Mr. and I decided to attend the Lugano autumn festival down in Lugano centro last weekend. Although one of our guidebooks told us “little girls throw flowers from blossom-covered floats and oxen pull festooned wagons in colorful procession,” we missed seeing any floats, flowers, or even any noticeable quantity of little girls. Wrong festival? Or maybe we did not get up early enough for that. We did see many little booths selling meats, cheeses, honey, homemade knit items, belts, jewelry, antiques, etc. There were also many families and couples strolling about, which gave us a good opportunity for covert people/attire watching.

I ate a doughnut with a disappointing allotment of Bavarian cream, while Swiss Mr. partook of a much more satisfying encased meat on a roll with onions and tomatoes.

Can you spot the alpenhorn?

8 comments:

Jess said...

What's an alpenhorn? Some kind of mountain? A species of antelope? I don't think I see it.

Laura said...

Oh! I see it!

john said...

of-course-i-see-it!by-the-way,my-
space-bar-no-longer-works!nonetheless
i-am-intrepid!macs-suck!

Swiss Ms. said...

Sorry, we couldn't get the camera quickly enough to get a good picture of it - a woman was carrying one of those big long horns I imagine old Swiss men making music with up in the mountains. I'm not even sure if alpenhorn is the right name or if I made that up (will do research).

Linda/Mom said...

Well Swiss Miss, I am glad you started this blog. To answer your question, NO, I do not think you crossed the line into Nerdland. I look forward to reading about all that's happening there.

I looked up alpenhorn and it is used for herding cows in the Alps. It apparently has other uses though, as I'm quite sure that person in the photo is not calling cows!

jenicrob said...

I don't know; blogs are awfully borderline....

Karl Rove said...

You know what else is borderline Jenicrob? Your attitude.

Li said...

question: does the Swiss Cheese there taste the same as here in US? btw, no idea what is a alpenhorn---so a horn from kind of animal in Alps?