I’ve been promising for a while that I would post some pictures from Switzerland, so I’ll be doing that gradually (I have lots of pictures), mixed in with my other entries.
I spent the summer working as a research intern in Lausanne, Switzerland, supported by a research fellowship from the Center for Neuroscience & Technology. I consider this MIT-relevant because, even though I found and applied for the internship myself, the fact that I was an MIT student definitely helped me get hired.
I arrived in mid-June. I flew to Geneva and then took the train to Lausanne.
I lived in a boarding house in downtown Lausanne. There was a lot of construction outside my window.
On one of my first days in Lausanne, I visited their Ancient Roman ruins, down by the lakefront. I think this was the remnants of a temple, or maybe a marketplace – there was a sign that said, but I don’t remember.
In modern times, the ruins were kind of swampy in places. I wonder if they were back then as well?
Oh right, this was the temple. So I guess the first ruins photo was the marketplace.
And this, as you might be able to guess, was burial grounds.
After I visited the ruins, I went to the nearby lakefront beach. That’s France across the lake – specifically, right near Evian.
Another feature in that area is the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne is a very Olympics-oriented city. The IOC is headquartered there, Baron Pierre de Coubertin (who founded the modern Olympic games) is buried there, and the Olympic Museum is there.
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