Friday, April 28, 2006


On Easter Friday, we decided to see a beautiful exhibition at the "Musée d'art et d'histoire" in the old town. It was a beautiful spring day, the sun was shining bright and the the sky was azure blue, without any cloud to obscure it...

The Russian Church which was built between 1863 and 1866. It is a real jewel of Orthodox architecture in the great Bizantine style of Moscow.
The "Jet d'eau (water fountain)" as seen from the garden/park (Promenade de l'observatoire) situated on the other side of the "Musée d'art et d'histoire".
The "Musée d'art et d'histoire (Art and History Museum)" which was erected between 1903 and 1910. It is supposed to have been designed like an encyclopedic museum and is divided into three distinct parts: Archaeology (prehistoric,Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman); Fine Arts (some 400 paintings from the Renaissance to modern times, and sculptures by artists such as Houdon, Pradier, Rodin, Arp, Giacometti, Tinguely, etc.); Applied Arts (objects from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, such as furniture, textiles, pewterware, arms and armor).
In the old town, walking towards the "Place du Bourg-de-Four" where there are many pretty little coffee places with nice sunny terrasses.
The "Place du Bourg-de-Four" itself...
Looking up a small street ("Rue Verdaine") that links the "Place du Bourg-de-Four" to the center of town ("Rue de Rive") where the trams pass and all the stores are.


  1. How beautiful, Rosa!

    Just lovely.

  2. Aw, what wonderful memories I have of Geneva. It is a beautiful city and one of my favorites. I happened to be there when the Tour de France came through town (15 years ago!). How exciting that was. I remember old town and I remember, I believe, the best chocolate from Du Rhone. I can't find it online, so I'm not sure if that's it or not. It was delicious! I also had my first taste of tiramisu there in a little Italian restaurant up in the hills. It was absolutely magical. Lake Leman was magical itself. I remember the sun setting quite late, almost 10 p.m. Awwww. So beautiful. I shall dream of Switzerland tonight. Thank you.

  3. IVONNE: Thanks!

    ROSA: I am pleased to hear that you loved Geneva and still do! I guess that 15 years later, you'd be surprised by the changes which occured here... There are many different chocolate shops in the center of town (Auer, Stettler, Rohr, etc...), but Du Rhône rings no bell (apart from being the name of a street). Yes, the lake is very beautiful and it's surroundings also. Here, in the summer, the sun sets very late at about 10h30 p.m (in June)...

    Have sweet dreams and thanks for the kind comment!

  4. I love your pics. I feel like I'm in the old town. ;-) Thanks, Rosa.