For a day trip when staying with our friends in Switzerland they proposed driving to a nearby famous town of Einsiedeln known for its Benedictine monastery and Baroque abbey and the chapel housing a Black Madonna.
Einsiedeln is the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland. The high valley of Einsiedeln in the heart of Central Switzerland nearby Lake Sihl, the biggest reservoir in Switzerland. All around us we could see the smooth green hills that turn white in winter for skiing.
As we walked toward the monastery and church, the major drawcard for tourists, we noticed a small festival for lovers of birds, an association of ornithologists but for some reason rabbits were included and made up the largest part of the exhibits. We could not resist taking a look.
Hope rabbits like a hug.
There were plenty of chickens roosters and other birds to see but the rabbits were unlike any we had seen before and they were monsters, feeding them would be a full-time job.
Our friend Ursula talking to the black half of the black and white goat.
We stopped and had a drink in the ornithologists refreshment tent