We were in Switzerland for a long weekend. Lausanne is a very pretty city. It has the air of civilisation defined. This is Place de la Palud and on one side is Hotel de Ville where people get married. The area is packed on a Saturday with a proper farmers market in the morning. Along with the weddings various people on stalls who will stop you and ask you to sign various potential issues to be discussed by the government. Democracy,an interesting concept.