After almost 10 years in Switzerland, I finally saw Vevey’s famous fork, positioned across from the Charlie Chaplin statue on the lake front! There has been much controversy around this fork, which at 8 meters in height and 1.3 meters in width, is made entirely from stainless steel.
The fork was designed by Jean-Pierre Zaugg, a sculptor from Neuchâtel, Switzerland and was embedded in the lake in February 1995 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Vevey’s Museé de l’alimentation (Food Museum).
Unfortunately, the Alimentarium did not obtain the required authorisation to keep the fork in the waters of Lake Leman after its year long exhibition and it was moved to Littau in the Canton of Lucerne, in the garden outside the Berndorf cutlery factory.
In 2008, the Canton of Vaud finally granted permission for the fork to be brought back to Vevey, which is where we saw it today.
It was a lovely way to spend Christmas day in Switzerland.
I hope you stay safe and happy this holiday season, where ever you are in the world!