Geneva City Tour by Day and at Night

Central Europe 2nd part; 2-days solo backpacking in Switzerland
October 14 to October 16, 2013


After finishing the somehow traumatic treatment in Immigration security of Geneva train station, I strolled around for almost an hour within the nearby area for walk-in hostel inquiry. Then, headed to United Nation Headquarters at Palais de Nation using the tram where my hostel gave me a free unlimited public transpo access within Geneva. I spent the night walking around within the Geneva lakefront.

Geneva ’s world famous lakefront is the centerpiece of the city. The Jet d’Eau spouting 140 meters into the air is the world’s tallest and symbolizes Geneva’s heritage as a leader in the field of hydraulic power. The Promenades along the left and right banks of the lake are filled with cafes, parks, street markets and other diversions from lake cruises to amusement rides to water skiing. The Bains des Paquis on the western shore has been a crowd favorite since its opening in 1932 and continues to draw visitors and locals alike who flock to its saunas and unique bathing areas to see and be seen along this sunny concrete jetty. Dominating the eastern bank, the giant Flower Clock in the English Garden is a tribute to Geneva’s watch industry, harmonizing Swiss ingenuity with the floral bounties of nature. The dial is composed of some 6,500 flowers and is updated with new arrangements several times per year.
http://www.geneva.info/sights/

jet deau

Palais de Nation

Palais de Nation

flower clock

Jardin Anglais

Jardin Anglais

Geneva lake port

Brunswick monument

Geneva at night

Geneva at night

Geneva at night

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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