show must go on

If you ever visit Montreux, Switzerland, you’ll probably hear very soon, that this charming city at the Geneva lake was Freddie Mercury’s favorite place. So favorite, he bought (and decorated) a flat. And even more importantly – with his Queen mates they bought their own recording studio there! So they spent quite a bit of time around and many great songs and albums you know, were recorded in Montreux! BTW – studio is opened to public now and it is a great experience to visit… So it is not a surprise, that Freddie’s statue has been erected in Montreux, next to a lake and is definitely one of the popular places (to photograph or to meet or to take a selfie ;). It is a less known fact, that this iconic statue (copied then in many other places) has been made by Czechoslovakia born sculptor Irena Sedlecká, who has to flee her own country in 1968 after a shameful occupation by Soviet tanks… So pardon my sentiment, but I have to enjoy once again how things turned out to better later on in November of 1989… Obviously – with a great view, nice weather, gorgeous sky and sunset timing – I couldn’t resist to capture Freddie’s and his surroundings as well. Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm at 24mm, f/8 at 5 sec, ISO 320 Ak niekedy navšívite Montreux vo Švajčiarsku, tak si určite čoskoro dozviete o tom, že toto malebné mestečko na brehu Ženevského jazera bolo obľúbeným mestom Freddieho Mercuryho. Tak si ho obľúbil, že si tam aj kúpil a zariadil vlastný byt. A čo je ešte dôležitejšie – so svojou Queen partiou si tam kúpili vlastné náhravacie štúdio! Takže tam trávili pomerne veľa času a mnoho skvelých pesničiek a albumov, ktoré určite poznáte bolo nahraných práve v Montreux! Mimochdom – […]