PHOTO EXHIBITION AND LUNCH AT THE CHATEAU DE PRANGINS

PHOTO EXHIBITION AND LUNCH AT THE CHATEAU DE PRANGINS
Romandie-West Region

On a windy and initially wet Thursday morning a group of BRA members assembled in the delightful Chateau de Prangins, to admire a selection of the best photographic images appearing in the Swiss Press during the troubled times of 2020 and 2021.

Many of these photographs reminded us about how quickly news can become history.

An added bonus of our all-day entry passes was an opportunity to explore more of the chateau itself, much of the building dating from 1732.

Prangins had hosted Voltaire in 1755, became “American” when purchased by the Dexter/McCormick family in the 1920s and was owned for a brief period by Bernie Cornfeld of IOS fame. Each dynasty left its impression on the property.

Our regional chairpersons, Pam Walsh and Jan Powell had similarly organised a set lunch in the Chateau’s restaurant. This part of the programme was also well-received, especially by those guests for whom this was a first social gathering in months.

Spurred on by this renewed freedom, a spring and summer schedule of events was announced by Jan and Pam to a delighted audience.

Alan Baker