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Nyon District Fair


We are all « exotic » for all the people who are not familiar with our culture.
Swiss people might look with fascinated astonishment at pictures,
which show colourful street markets of Peru or India...

”Oh how exotic! How amazing! Much more interesting than our cows, our cheese stalls..."

So I hesitated before deciding to post this quite unpretentious series of photos
taken in a local fair, actually held in front of my home.
It’s just the visual record of a very local event, with all its a little provincial charm.

Then I suddenly thought that probably it would have looked rather exotic to a Peruvian or an Indian,
who had never visited this small part of Switzerland called Canton Vaud.

So here it is....

Just in case any of you would like to know some details about this local fair,
I’ll try to give an idea of its spirit also with captions, for every picture.
To know how many villages are involved in the fair....
To know how many villages are involved in the fair....
The photographer is not anonymous anymore...
The photographer is not anonymous anymore...
The sweet buns of Rolle.
The sweet buns of Rolle.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, take me to the fair....
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, take me to the fair....
Swiss Motor-chalet
Swiss "Motor-chalet"
I you want to make cheese, you need a cauldron...
I you want to make cheese, you need a cauldron...
A skilled cheese-maker, wood fire and some special tools...
A skilled cheese-maker, wood fire and some special tools...
This is not exactly an usual small shovel...
This is not exactly an usual small shovel...
Take a card the magician said...
"Take a card" the magician said...
Ohhhh and the children were amazed...and a little tired too!
"Ohhhh" and the children were amazed...and a little tired too!
Singing gentlemen....
Singing gentlemen....
Traning space....
Traning space....
Noblesse oblige - A very elegant swineherd...
Noblesse oblige - A very elegant swineherd...
Too young calves don't realize that it might be dangerous to be in front of a restaurant...
Too young calves don't realize that it might be dangerous to be in front of a restaurant...
I was not informed about the fair, I had no time to go to the hairdresser....
I was not informed about the fair, I had no time to go to the hairdresser....
A bowl of free vegetable soup anyone?
A bowl of free vegetable soup anyone?
L'Apero one of the fundamental social rituals of Canton Vaud
"L'Apero" one of the fundamental social rituals of Canton Vaud
Where is my glass of wine?
Where is my glass of wine?
Real Swiss costume....
Real Swiss costume....
Another gentleman wearing proudly his Swiss costume...
Another gentleman wearing proudly his Swiss costume...
The parade of the flags will start soon...
The parade of the flags will start soon...
The members of municipalities arrive by boat
The members of municipalities arrive by boat
We offer delicious soup here!
We offer delicious soup here!
Volunteers keep on frying perch fillets!
Volunteers keep on frying perch fillets!
You must flour fish before frying it!
You must flour fish before frying it!
Where are all the players gone????
Where are all the players gone????
We have found one of the musicians....
We have found one of the musicians....
Another member of the band is coming...hurry up!
Another member of the band is coming...hurry up!
Come on, the band is waiting for you!
Come on, the band is waiting for you!
Little by little we are collecting all the missing musicians...
Little by little we are collecting all the missing musicians...
And here is the blonde flautist as well...
And here is the blonde flautist as well...
Yes, there they are...But don't forget the flag!
Yes, there they are...But don't forget the flag!
The parade is going to start...
The parade is going to start...
All wrapped up in the colours of Canton Vaud...
All wrapped up in the colours of Canton Vaud...
Check the watch...we are Swiss!
Check the watch...we are Swiss!
The bandmaster is checking too....
The bandmaster is checking too....
It's all right, we can go now!
It's all right, we can go now!
And the parade of authorities will follow the band....
And the parade of authorities will follow the band....
But not all the people decided to join the parade...
But not all the people decided to join the parade...
Some just wanted to have fun...
Some just wanted to have fun...
Some keep on serving wine to passers-by....
Some keep on serving wine to passers-by....
Some seem to have finished their wine....
Some seem to have finished their wine....
Ah, what a nice spring day to eat outdoors!
Ah, what a nice spring day to eat outdoors!
No clouds to spoil the fair, but one, into the glasses!
No clouds to spoil the fair, but one, into the glasses!
Yes, it's a very nice day!
Yes, it's a very nice day!
Photo by Miss Eva S.
Photo by Miss Eva S.
Albert...Albert??? Albert!?!??
Albert...Albert??? Albert!?!??
Oh the parade has already left, we are late....
Oh the parade has already left, we are late....
Hush, hush...the countryfair is over....
Hush, hush...the countryfair is over....