Quelques images de Genève et ses environs (2014)

As 2016 ebbs into memory, I have been checking through some ‘photo archives. My two year stay in Geneva was an opportunity to discover a medium-sized European city squeezed between the Alps and the Jura mountains, a Swiss enclave dominated by the United Nations and surrounded by France (the départements of Ain and Haute Savoie). It is a city of contrasts, which I enjoyed exploring mostly on my bike. In 2014 I concentrated on getting to know the agglomeration as well as the countryside nearby. I lived close to cliffs and a combined railway and footbridge overlooking the Rhône and Arve rivers, not far from the city centre and with easy access to both the urban and rural areas.

Confluence of the rivers at la Jonction, in winter – note the Jet d’Eau in the distance

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Celebrating Martin’s birthday with filets de perche at a lakeside resto

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Château de Voltaire, across the border in Ferney on a hot June day

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Parade marking 200 years of the Canton et République de Genève within the Swiss Confederation (CH)

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 Haut Savoie architecture, Annecy

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Autumn vineyards near Dardagny, looking towards the Jura

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