A and I went to a museum on our second date, and museums have played an important role in our dating life since then. We've been to quite a few over the last year, in London, Paris, York, and Geneva, and we like to set days apart every now and then to explore others. A few Sundays ago, we decided to spend the day in Lausanne so A could show me some of his childhood favorites. We went to the Palais de Rumine, which houses quite a few small museums, and then made our way down to Ouchy after lunch to go to the Musée Olympique (and to have amazing gelato). Here are a few of our photos...
After we finished touring the Palais de Rumine, we went to Blackbird for lunch, one of our favorite places in Lausanne. We'd only been to their other location before this, stopping for brunch every time, and had never had any of their lunch foods before. Their breakfast foods are 👌🏻, and their lunch was as well. We'll definitely be back soon...
After lunch, we walked down to the Musée Olympique. Lausanne is located on a very steep hill, so the walk was an impressive one. I love walking through Lausanne though because it makes me fall more in love with the city every time, and it's one of those places that I could easily see myself living in. I love Geneva, but there's something both charming and calming about Lausanne.
The Musée Olympique is known for having gorgeous gardens on the hill leading up to it. Though I really want to see the gardens in the spring, they did not disappoint, and I'm just sorry that we went on such a hot day and couldn't linger in the sun.
I didn't take many pictures inside the museum, but it was a fun and interactive museum, and I'm glad we went during the Olympics this year. A certainly had a lot of fun with the hundreds of trivia facts and games that we came across...
After the museum, we walked over to the quai and had gelato. I was so into eating that I didn't take any pictures, but I had this amazing Earl Gray blend and A had whiskey cream gelato, and I need to go back soon to have both.
I've already posted my thoughts on The Cursed Child, but that was also the day I started reading the play. A brought me my copy from Neuchâtel and I opened it on the train back to Geneva as the perfect (if still utterly ?!!?!) ending to a perfect day.
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