For The Love of Tulips

Tulip Festival in Morges

I didn’t know much about Morges. Despite it was only a 10 minutes train ride away from home, I had only been once walking along its promenade and admiring its impressive mansions, *sigh*. As in any other swiss village with a population of around 15.000, you may believe that it goes unnoticed. But that’s not the case for Morges.

Every now and then, the village turns into Switzerland’s spotlight – specially for wine lovers and flower enthusiasts. This is the case of the current 6-weeks festival held in Morges – Fête de la Tulipe (Tulip Festival).

Every year, since 1971, Morges greets spring with more than 100.000 tulips of 300 different species. This flower lake decorates the Parc de l’Indépendance, located right next to Lac Léman.

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This picture selection is probably one of the hardest decision I’ve taken in the last week and by no means is this a final selection. I took more than a hundred pictures in the Fête de la Tulipe. Please feel free to hop over to my portfolio to browse through my full selection.

Which is your favourite tulip?

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32 thoughts on “For The Love of Tulips

  1. These are gorgeous!! I loved all the tulips, my friends and I sat outside and had a little picnic with all the pretty flowers around us a couple weeks ago – what beautiful colors!

  2. Beautiful photos Katherina, I can see why you had difficulty choosing. I had no idea there was a tulip festival in Switzerland, I thought they were all in Holland.

    1. I love them too… the yellow ones with the frizzy part really caught my eye, I had never seen anything similar. I have their name written down somewhere… must check!

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  4. Beautiful, Katherina! My favorite is the further away one where you can see all of the clusters of tulips! I can’t wait for them to pop up around here 🙂

  5. I think my favourite is this one: http://www.100mileshighway.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DSC05297-31.jpg

    For a second, I thought you were in Ottawa! We have a huge Tulips Festival every year (when the snow finally melts…) and every year, it’s a struggle for me to try to find new angles. I like that you actually found different angles, makes it interesting!

    By the way, I like your bucket list 😉 I don’t have one cause I’m superstitious but I can tell you we have several items in common. Cuddling the koala however… I took pictures of them in OZ last winter and after seeing they claws, I was afraid to cuddle them!

    1. Hi Zhu! I’ve actally heared about the Tulip Festival in Ottawa, it must be huge to be recognized worldwide! You left me a bit scared with the koala’s claws – I saw them in Australia, but we were only allowed to pat them on the back, so still on bucket list 😦

  6. These photos are gorgeous! I love all tulips, but especially the ruffly “parrot” tulips because my dad used to plant them in our yard when I was a little girl : )

    xo,

    Sarah

    1. The parrot tulips are the ones with two different shades of color, right? I had no idea of tulips and spent 2 hours checking out name tags…there were really funny names!

  7. Gorgeous pictures! I can’t believe the detail in some of them… I’ve never see that little frizzy part (for lack of a better word) on the tulips.

  8. Beautiful photos! And have I mentioned I LOVE the look of the new blog? I need to get on the bandwagon and transfer over to wordpress.org but the thought of it makes my head spin!

    1. Thanks Christine! It’s not fully polished yet… but I’m quite happy with the result so far. Not sure how the transfer from tumblr is to wordpress… and really, from blogger it wasn’t half as complicated as I expected.

  9. Hey! Thanks so much for your comment and I can’t believe I haven’t been following your blog until now! It’s gorgeous. My best friend lives in Switzerland and I visited (not enough though) when I was living in London. It is just beautiful. So much of heaven right on your doorstep. I can’t wait to see more of it now through your blog! xx

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