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11 December 2006

Switzerland was looking good last week

Hi everyone,

Last week, I have spent a few days with my girlfriend in Geneva, Switzerland and we easily agree that it is beautiful! The weather was very good - clear sky, not too cold (for portuguese standards and for December).

We didn't have much time to do sightseeing, but managed to walk for an afternoon around the city centre and some of its tourist attractions.
Starting from Rue de Carouge, we walked down to Place de Neuve, then to Place de Bel Air, passing the river Rhone. Then we turned to see the Rue de Rhone and the Rue Basse, walked to the edge of the lake Léman to see the Jet d'eau (which wasn't working that day) and stopped for a small rest. Then we followed back to the Place de Madelène and up into the Vieille Ville to see the Cathedral of St. Pierre. We stopped again for some hot chocolate at Bur Du Four and then went down the Ramp de la Treille back to the Place de Neuve and back home to Rue de Carouge.

Then we did (half) a tour around the lake Léman on the Swiss side from Geneva to Montreaux passing by Morges and Lausanne. That showed a wonderful succession of less urban landscapes.

Monday, our last day in Geneva, greeted us with rain showers of cold wet water (brrrrr!). Nevertheless we were able to shoot some pictures in the morning.

Now that we've got the taste of it, we can't wait to go back there on a summer for some serious sightseeing :) Perhaps 2008.

[none of these pictures were retouched apart for cropping and/or rotating and/or resizing. all photos were shot by me]

Cheers, PJ.

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