Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fêtes de Genève

Geneva Festival © 2013 Michael LaPalme

The Geneva Festival (Fêtes de Genève) is the height of summer activities for the city of Geneva. With millions of visitors enjoying the beautiful weather, live music, arts, fireworks, wine and French food on Lake Geneva.

Geneva Festival © 2013 Michael LaPalme

Every evening the crowds gather at one of the 3 main stages in parks which line the lake to listen to the live musicians perform and to sample the eclectic mix of food available from vendors.

Geneva Festival © 2013 Michael LaPalme

The summer weather does not last long and the Swiss and French people make the most of it while the can.

Geneva Festival © 2013 Michael LaPalme

Ships and planes past the Jet d'Deau on Lake Geneva during the festival. More information along with the program can be found on the festival's official website.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Scenes from Geneva, Switzerland

The city of Geneva is located on the banks of Lake Geneva at the mouth of the Rhone river nestled among the Alps.

The Paquis District from Lake Geneva 
The food, languages, people and architecture could not be any different than those of my adopted home city in Bangkok.

Gare de Cornivan
Sometimes when I have free time away from work I wonder the streets past the train station down to the lake. 

Rue de Laussanne near the Gare de Cornivan 
The lake is calm and the people gather at its shores to drink wine and eat french food. The eclectic mix of people and their openness to culture and language is very different from my life in Asia. 

Jet d'Eau on Lake Geneva 
As time permits, I will explore the city and document her streets, people and culture with my camera and posts those images here. 

The Grottes Apartments 
The architecture is quite beautiful here and the green space, clean air and beautiful mountain scenery is something that I am not used to. 

The Broken Chair 
I enjoy the fact that the city welcomes people from all over the world. There is artwork all over the city.

The city is orderly and runs like clockwork. There are no traffic jams and the public transportation is efficient and trustworthy. The city provides free public transportation cards and my commute to and from work costs less than it does in Bangkok.

Street art in Geneva

I have only just begun to explore this great city and country and hopefully will be able to provide a series of images illustrating the beauty of this peaceful city and country.

Perhaps it is the cool weather that summers in Switzerland offer which is the biggest draw. I ponder how life must be here in the winter. For now I will enjoy my time and document the city.

View of Lake Geneva 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Rue de Lausanne, Geneva Switzerland  © 2013 Michael LaPalme

Due to professional commitments I have only begun to explore the city of Geneva and will do so at greater depth over the coming weeks. Here is the view of my current location near the Gare de Cornavin train station in central Geneva. 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jet d'Eau, Lake Geneva

Jet d'Eau, Geneva Switzerland © 2013 Michael LaPalme
Jet d'Eau, Geneva Switzerland © 2013 Michael LaPalme
The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks. I have had the good fortune to be able to spend some time this summer in this beautiful city working on a software development project for a client. Hopefully I will have some time in the coming weeks to explore and photograph this city in greater depth.

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