A living tribute to Switzerland's most venerated industry, this colorful clock was built in 1955 despite a number of ... More
A living tribute to Switzerland's most venerated industry, this colorful clock was built in 1955 despite a number of technical difficulties. It has a diameter of five meters (16 feet) and a circumference of 16 meters (52 feet) and its 2.5 meter (eight feet), second hand is the longest in the world. The clock is painstakingly designed, encompassing 6500 plants and is set in the Jardin Anglais on the lakeside promenade. A new design is created every season, each one as tasteful as the last. It is one of Geneva's most photographed sites.
I visited this place once I was only 8 or 9 years agoe, about 30 years ago.... then at age 20 went and lived there for a while, you should see this Horloge, it works perfectely, they change the flowers every season and plant seasonal flowers and you are welcome to take a picture, fee to visit. Lovely place to visit and have a snack or a coffee at the park.
It really is a piece of art but in full glory during the summer months. During winter, they keep it looking good, but obviously with less colour. Not easy to get a picture because of the tourists around.
The Genevese are particularly fond of the Promenade des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. Amble through the gates and you
will come across the giant chess boards where you may either watch or challenge a colorful crowd of regulars. ...
The Île Rousseau is a peaceful and very green little islet between the left and right bank of the city.
It is connected to the des Bergues bridge and it overlooks the Mont Blanc Bridge. There are a number ...
This museum has been on its present site since 1966 and has become very popular with an average of 250,000
visitors a year. The permanent exhibition covers an enormous area with regional wildlife (88 species of mammals and 193 ...