Geneva: A Mix of History and Expensive Stuff

Geneva is a city of banks and watches, expensive watches, that is.

It was my first time to travel alone in Europe. From Lausanne, I took the train and I was quite nervous all through out because it was just me and I don’t speak their language.

I joined a free walking tour, in english (in case you were wondering Haha), which included the most important monuments of Geneva. Like the monument of Henry Durant who was the founder of Red Cross, the Reformation wall, St. Peter’s Cathedral and many others. We were supposed to see the Jet d’Eau but it doesn’t operate during winter. I also crossed one of the most expensive street in the world! I just crossed it, didn’t even bother to see the stores. Lol.

I only spent approximately three hours in Geneva because it was freaking cold! It was -5º C at that time and I’m not really a fan of the cold. Right after the tour, I headed back to Lausanne to get some warm rest.

Our meeting point at Clock Tower, Pont de l’Ile at Place Bel-Air
Our meeting point at Clock Tower, Pont de l’Ile at Place Bel-Air
Credit Suisse - One of the banks in Geneva
Credit Suisse – One of the banks in Geneva
Some random (beautiful) view
Some random (beautiful) view
Rue de la Corraterie
Rue de la Corraterie
Henry Durant - Founder of Red Cross
Henry Durant – Founder of Red Cross
Guillaume Henri Dufour
Guillaume Henri Dufour
Geneva University
Geneva University
Locals playing chess at Parc de Bastion
Locals playing chess at Parc de Bastion
The Reformation Wall
The Reformation Wall
Old Town
Old Town
Bicycles parked along the street of Old Town
Bicycles parked along the street of Old Town
At the center of the Old Town
At the center of the Old Town
Higher vantage view of the Old Town
Higher vantage view of the Old Town
St. Pierre (Peter) Cathedral
St. Pierre (Peter) Cathedral
Inside St. Pierre (Peter) Cathedral which was turned into a Protestant church
Inside St. Pierre (Peter) Cathedral which was turned into a Protestant church
The street where all of the most expensive things in the world are sold - Rue du Rhone
The street where all of the most expensive things in the world are sold – Rue du Rhone
The Flower Clock - Tribute to Geneva’s watchmakers
The Flower Clock – Tribute to Geneva’s watchmakers
Some statue I didn't know facing the lake where Jet d'Eau is located
Some statue I didn’t know facing the lake where Jet d’Eau is located

 

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

Comments: 4

  1. Aldee Churvaness says:

    Can I use your photos as my desktop wallpaper?

    • ahahaha…. company email jud alds? 😀 but oui, mon amour. pwede ra sad nimo i-print screen. hahaha….

      • Aldee Napud says:

        Hahaha. para awesome nya makahinumdom pud ka sa imong mga gibiyaan :'(

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