If you regularly ride the tram 3 or 14 you may have noticed the police station on the other side of the street to the Sihl river. The main thing I noticed about it was the retro looking neon sign that is more reminiscent of a bar or club than a police station. Behind the police station lies the Kaserneneareal, a large open space surrounded by old barracks buildings.
The Canton police are now moving to a new location and in a city as deprived of land as Zürich a large open space has politicians and property developers salivating at the prospect of getting their hands on it. So what are the plans for this area of the city? No-one knows yet as the plans for its development has turned into a political hot potato with the leftist city council favouring uses for artistic and public purposes and the right wing cantonal government preferring commercial exploitation.
Issues of funding for the repair of the old buildings have now crept into the equation, stirring up the row even further but at present it remains an area that is open to the public and hosts quite a few cultural events. Take a look around while it is in its current incarnation, it might not be that way for long…
In deference to the day that Jesus headed home after some pretty rough treatment at the hands of us sinners there will be no newsletter next week. But don’t worry, i have a couple of tips here for stuff to check out in the next
2. Tips: How to find your dream flat
You didn't manage to get your dream flat? Don't worry, ask Ron. I'm sure these tips will help you to secure a flat of your dreams.
1. How to deal with the agency
Most flats are rented out through an agency. Some are very
3. Watch out!
I've told you before but another warning can't hurt. Fraudsters are active on all housing platforms in Switzerland. Also on my pages. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that all offers are genuine. I do my best to blacklist any i catch but
1. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
2. Urban Signs Photo Trip
Take part in Ron's Urban Signs Photo trip. If you come across any unusual signs, shop windows, adverts or street art in your world travels, take a picture and upload it to the website. Limit yourself to your very best shots from where
3. Pictures around the world
Show me your favorite pictures from the world, do not forget to mark them on the map!
1. Bagel-Factory Zürich
Buckhauserstrasse 35, 8048 Zürich
2. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
3. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
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