I wasn’t thrilled about turning 30. To soften the blow I celebrated my birthday abroad. The criteria was the following:
- Cheap flight from Edinburgh or Glasgow airport
- Short journey
- Scenic place to take photos
A flight to Geneva was £80 from Edinburgh and only a 2 hour flight. With a lake and mountains within distance, it was the ideal location.
I train hopped from Geneva to Lausanne and Vevey. Lake Geneva was very grey. I come from Scotland-I am used to grey weather, but we often get a break in the cloud at some point during the day.
For the 4 days I was in Switzerland, it was coated in a grey blanket of cloud.
I tried chasing the light by visiting Lausanne and Vevey, but the weather app lied to me. Still, this didn’t dampen my trip and I did a lot of street photography seeing as landscapes were out of the question.
Despite the greyness, I had a wonderful birthday. Switzerland was beautiful, I drank good coffee and expensive gin, and I got to try out a different style of photography.