Getting My French on in Geneva, Switzerland

 

Hidden art in a passageway from the Cathedral down to the shopping district.

Hidden art in a passageway from the Cathedral down to the shopping district.

Yesterday was a difficult day between me and WordPress, the program I use to compose these posts. They published my ode to Geneva before it was primed. So here’s round two of Getting My French on in Geneva, Switzerland which includes the highlights of a low-light day: It’s been a great first day of my Best of the Alps trip. First stop, Geneva. My French is rusty, but my photography is up to par. Enjoy these photos from today’s walkabout in this timeless city. Please ignore the rain, because I did and had a great time!

Chocolate treats from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where I am staying.

Chocolate treats from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where I am staying.

The top of St. Peter's Cathedral

The top of St. Peter’s Cathedral

Shot from the back of the Cathedral; the landscape is made up of buildings of various ages

Shot from the back of the Cathedral; the landscape is made up of buildings of various ages

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Marguerite, the cow greeting guests in front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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Bridge crossing the Rhone River with umbrella holding pedestrians during a summer shower

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Green space is important to the people of Geneva. These works of art are part of the Urban Nature project which is bringing green space to concrete areas all around the city.

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This floating pool sits right in the middle of the Rhone River. Complete with life guard stand, this recreation area adds a new dimension to the city.

For the best information and planning tools for Switzerland, visit My Switzerland for helpful information.

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4 Comments
  • Laila Rodriguez
    Posted at 06:42h, 11 July Reply

    Lovely… it reminded me to complain about the rain. I featured your blog post in my blog. Thanks. AllAboutGeneva.com

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:57h, 12 July Reply

      Dear Laila,
      Thanks for sharing the snippet of my post on your site. I love your comment that it reminded you to complain about the rain. So funny!
      It’s stopped raining here in Chamonix and I cannot wait to share with you my adventure up the cable car to see Mont Blanc.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I look forward to hearing from you more.
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

  • Geneva Under the Rain, A Pictorial Story | All About Geneva
    Posted at 06:36h, 11 July Reply

    […] Getting My French on in Geneva, Switzerland is the name of the story that reminded me to stop moping about the house and take to the city this -yet again- rainy weekend. […]

  • PreteMoiParis
    Posted at 04:01h, 08 July Reply

    Looks like a ball! Happy travels Pricilla!

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