I have been lucky enough to travel all over Switzerland, and one of the most beautiful places I have visited is Montreaux, on Lake Geneva. My favourite rock band of all time, Queen, recorded their last album, ‘Made in Heaven’, in Montreaux. The town had been Freddie Mercury’s adopted home for a number of years and he loved it dearly for its beauty, peace and tranquility. Montreaux also took Freddie under its wing and following his untimely death, erected a statue dedicated to his memory. The statue is to be found at the edge of the water, on the promenade, looking over the lake!
I have been lucky enough to see Queen perform live, and was with Penny, my other half, at Ingleston Showground in Edinburgh, crammed in right at the front of the stage for the performance! It was magic! Having been a fan since I was 18 years old, I couldn’t visit Montreaux without seeing the statue. It is absolutely amazing and people are still leaving flowers and messages to this day! I have included a photograph of the statue. It is posed in the same way as Freddie appears on the cover of the ‘Made in Heaven’ album. I hope you like it and the other photographs in the post:
The next three photographs show the famous ‘Chateau de Chillon’ castle with one of the beautiful paddle steamers that ply the waters around Lake Geneva:
The last photograph looks across to the south bank of and Lake Geneva and the French Alps.
Montreaux is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Switzerland!
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