Somebody, whose name may be Gattina, may be holidaying in another country on the shores of Lake Geneva in a place called Thonon-les-Bains. I have not heard of it. Google Maps is my friend, sometimes. Last week it sent me to a wrong address in town and I had to rush up the Bourke Street hill on foot to make an appointment on time. 490 Bourke Street is not on the corner of Elizabeth Street and I should have followed my instinct that 490 would be further west.
Anyway, as I typed Thonon-les, up came the correct name and there it is, on the French side of Lake Geneva, speaking of which, missing you Kath.
Oh look. It has a funicular. I do like a good funicular. As I was watching I became confused by the tracks and then alarmed as the car going up approached the car going down. I thought they would pass on the opposite sides, but of course not in France.
The funicular connects the centre of city to the port of Rives. It opened in 1888 and was renovated in 1951 and 1989.
There is a watching paint dry video here filmed from outside the car. A minute or so is enough to appreciate the scene.