Sauvabelin Tower & Park

The Tour de Sauvabelin (Sauvabelin Tower) is a 35m-high wood tower, located inside Parc de Sauvabelin in Lausanne. It offers a good view on Lausanne and the surrounding area, such as Lake Geneva or the mountains. The park is also worth a stroll, with multiple forest paths, a lake and even a small zoo.

Above, observation platform at the top.

Above, Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Above, stadium.

Above, Jura.

Above, Parc de Sauvabelin.

Above, towers of the Lausanne Cathedral.

Above, stairs on the way down.

Above, lake in in the park.

Above, wooly pig in the small zoo near the lake.

Above, rabbits eating.

Above, passing by the Tower on the way out of the park.


Tower of the Lausanne Cathedral

The Cathédrale de Lausanne is a church in Lausanne, consecrated as Catholic in 1275, but which became protestant during the 16th century. The bell tower of the cathedral offers a great view on Lausanne and Lake Geneva. However, while it is free to enter the church, it costs Fr. 5 to visit the tower.

Above, pipe organ.

Above, tomb in the church.

Above, climbing the stairs to the top of the tower.

Above, view from the top of the tower.

Above, Cité (Old town) and Lake Geneva.

Above, Eglise Saint-François.

Above, Flon.

Above, Palais de Rumine.

Above, City Hall.

Above, Tour Bel Air.

Above, Château Saint-Maire and Parc de Sauvabelin behind it.

Above, Gymnase de la Cité.

Above, the lake.

Above, on the way down.

Above, bells.

Donjon des Seigneurs de Faverges

The Donjon des Seigneurs de Faverges (Keep of the Lords of Faverges) is a tower built in the 13th century and located inside the castle of Faverges. It is open to individuals during summer and offers a great view on the surrounding area.

I went there coming down the Pointe de la Sambuy, on the way back to Annecy.

Above, the observatory at the top of the keep.

Above, view from the top, looking towards La Tournette, hidden by Pointe de Chauriande and Crêt des Mouches.

Above, looking towards the Aravis range.

Above, castle.

Above, Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, looking towards Col de Tamié.

Above, looking towards Lake Annecy.

Above, Mont Charvin.

Above, road to Col de Tamié.

Terrasse Panoramique du Printemps Hausmann

Le Printemps is a French chain of upmarket department stores, similar to Les Galeries Lafayette. Just like Les Galeries, its flagship store is on Boulevard Hausmann, near Opéra Garnier. The 9th floor of the building has a panoramic rooftop terrace with a good view of Paris.

Above, view to the south, with Tour Montparnasse, Eglise de la Madeleine and the Eiffel Tower.

Above, Le Printemps from below. The terrace is at the top of that building.

Above, Opéra Garnier.

Above, Tour Montparnasse.

Above, the terrace has a restaurant.

Above, towards La Madeleine.

Above, looking north towards Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre.

Above, dome of Eglise Saint-Augustin, with the skyscrapers of La Défense behind it.

Above, rue de Caumartin below.

Above, other Printemps building.

Above, inside the shop, on the way out.


Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam built in 1960. Its main observation platform is at 96m, while the Space Tower, a mobile capsule that takes visitors up and down the antenna, goes up to 185m. It offers a great view of the city.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Het Park.

Above, the hotel New Ocean Paradise.

Above, looking towards the harbour.

Above, Space Tower coming down.

Above, barge going through a lock.

Above, The Hague in the distance.

Above, Kop van Zuid area.

Above, SS Rotterdam.

Above, preparing to board the Space Tower.

Above, looking towards the train station.

Above, port of Rotterdam from the Space Tower.