I think it was our resident Francophile Grace from Perth Daily Photo who mentioned a funicular at Montmartre in Paris. I took a look at it and I judge it to be modern and very functional, but not so interesting. Sorry Grace. Budapest's funicular is still streets ahead with character and the Leas Lift with mechanical interest.
This one though, in the hills around Zurich in not bad. Might Kath in Geneva have travelled on it? How many more blog people can I ingratiatingly slip in? The view becomes nicer as the funicular climbs, and possibly the socio-economic demographics increase. There is a view of the city of Zurich down below. The down hill car crossing is obscured by the a building, but you know it must be there to follow the funicular principle, something must come down as something is going up, and both help each other up and down. Might be a good idea for life.