Published: April 4th 2009April 4th 2009
This is a view of the city and the lake with the water jet. Looking in this direction, to my left and right are mountains.
This morning I got up at 3:30 AM so I could get myself checked out and get myself to the subway, so I could get myself to the above ground train, so I could get myself to the airport, so I could get myself to Geneva, Switzerland. Needless to say, I'm pretty tired. But I just couldn't sleep after checking into my new hotel, because this city looks SO awesome
. I took about 200 photos of Geneva alone, so I obviously can't put them all on here. But basically the city has a beautiful waterfront (with a water jet that shoots 500 litres of water per second, 140 meters in the air), is surrounded by mountains, and has nice clean old buildings and parks. Accept for the water jet and the old buildings, Geneva actually reminds me a lot of Vancouver.
I haven't decided which photos I'm going to include but definitely the jet, the flower clock (which is another important thing about Geneva since every 2nd store here is a clock or watch store), the panoramic views from the tower of a really old cathedral and then whatever else I can squeeze in.
I wish I was staying here for
Alps from plane
coming in just after the sun came up made for a nice view of the alps.
more than just 1 day. Now that my main sightseeing is done, I'm going to rest then get dinner in awhile, and I'm thinking of visiting one of the many night clubs here if I have any energy left. They are open until 5am...so that's definitely something in contrast to Vancouver where they seem to close at 1am (2am if you're lucky and 3am at the VERY latest on occasion).
Anyway, enjoy the photos and I'll let you know if anything interesting happens tonight. Otherwise, its off to Grenoble tomorrow.
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