Monday, August 23, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland

We came back from a wonderful, sunshiney holiday in the French-speaking part of Switzerland two weeks ago. It was just a short holiday. We stayed in Geneva and had a day trip to Lausanne and Montreux. Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux are situated by a huge lake called Lake Geneva or in French, Lac Leman.

Our hotel was in the city centre, just by the edge of all the buzzing activities. The room was typically small but clean and comfortable.

We arrived in the evening but because it was summer, we had a few hours of daylight left to explore around. The main attraction in Geneva is of course Lake Geneva itself. From the lakefront, we get a marvellous, breathtaking view. My camera cannot do the view justice though.

Here are some shots from another day during broad daylight. The fountain called Jet d'Eau, jetting water high up into the sky is such a view to behold.

Swans swimming in the lake.

Yachts parked at the mini jetty.

More yachts.

More shots of the Jet d'Eau.

Water droplets from the Jet d'Eau casting a rainbow on the lake surface.

Needless to say, it was crowded to the max and while we were there, a food and fun fair was operating all along the lakefront.

Switzerland is quite famous for its watch industry and thus, everywhere we go, we will see shops selling branded watches that we can never afford in our lifetime.

Almost every significant building will have a clock on it. Even flowers can be arranged into a clock. Here is the famous flower clock by the lakefront.

OK, it is bedtime now. I am too exhausted to continue. More photos of Geneva in my next post.

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