29 November 2008


This afternoon we caught the train into Zurich and went for a walk to look at the Weihnachts Markt and the various Christmas displays in the shop windows.

We happened upon a large group of people blowing bubbles outside of Credit Suisse on Paradeplatz.

We have no idea why this was happening, but everyone there seemed to have come with their own bottle of bubbles. There were no signs of any kind or indication as to the meaning of this mass bubble blowing. Seemed oddly whimsical for the German-speaking part of Switzerland, which is usually so stoic.

Anyone out there know what was going on?


Anonymous said...

sounds like a flashmob.


Anonymous said...

I think it might have been a humoristic demonstration against the Swiss bank's involvment in the US housing market bubble that just recently burst...?!

(See my recent blog entries on that subject)

Expat Traveler said...

no clue but it looks funny..
I think Swiss Guy is onto something!

Diane Mandy said...

No idea. But do let us know when ou find out.

Anonymous said...

yeah sounds very Flash Mob like....
it is organized ahead of time. other examples of flash mobs ... hundres of people dressed like santa on NYC subway or people weraing only underwear or people standing extremely still in Grand central station