A Day in Geneva, Switzerland

As I mentioned when I posted about our son getting lost in the Stuttgart train station, our family spent a day in Geneva, Switzerland, after the conference in Germany. Although consumer products in all of Switzerland are ridiculously expensive, the scenery is gorgeous:

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We walked along the Rhône river:

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We headed toward the famous Jet D’Eau (French for “jet of water”), a powerful fountain which shoots water 460 feet into the air. You can kind of see it in the distance at the middle-right of this photo:

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It’s one of the largest fountains in the world:

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Short stop for a realistic family photo:

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To get a closer look at the Jet D’Eau, some of us walked to the end of this pier:

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Then we turned around to see it. It’s pretty impressive!

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Water falling back down into the water:

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Colorful boats and flags:

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The second famous landmark we purposely saw in Geneva was the International Monument to the Reformation, more popularly known as the Reformation Wall. It was built to commemorate John Calvin’s 400th birthday and honor the city of Geneva’s significance in the Reformation.

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From left to right the statues depict William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox:

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There are also statues depicting other famous figures of the Protestant faith:

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These are Roger Williams, Oliver Cromwell, and Stephen Bocskay:

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Close to the Reformation Wall were these walkable chess and checker boards:

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In the late afternoon we flew from Geneva to Madrid, from where we would drive back to Santiago the next day. With our crazy travel schedule going from Stuttgart, Germany to Santiago, Spain, we were so thankful we could have the restful, beautiful time in Geneva that we did. Au revoir!

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