Armed with our cameras, S from Schwingen in Switzerland spent a relaxing afternoon doing a walking tour of Geneva. I later on found out that if you only have 1 day in Geneva, this is pretty much what you could do in a couple of hours.
We first started here at Lake Leman and the towering Jet d’Eau which happens to be the world’s tallest fountain. Because I had an errand to run, we then continued across the Rhone River into Geneva’s ritzy shopping and banking district – Rue du Rhone.
This street will hold many memories for me for I spent many an afternoon just roaming along this street, window-shopping and meeting up with friends.
After a trip to the post office, we continued the tour starting from the very heart of Geneva’s Old Town – the Place du Bourg-de-Four. This has always been a meeting place of many and today people still gather around the 18th century flowered fountain or on the terrace of the nearby bistros to enjoy a chilled beer or gelato on a sunny day.
We then walked on further to the beautiful Bastions Park where I marveled at the Reformation Wall containing the effigies of Geneva’s founding fathers.
S even took time to make a new friend along our walk.
Beautiful chess pieces at the Bastions Park. A relaxing afternoon spent just watching people playing chess.
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