Sunday, November 1, 2015

What does Geneva, Switzerland look like late on a sunny, autumn afternoon

Geneva is a very pretty city and it is a pleasure living so near it. When we talk about "going in to town", Geneva is what we mean. Today, my husband and I decided to go for a walk en ville. All the shops are closed on Sunday in Geneva, just some restaurants and cafés are open. That's okay with us, it's calmer that way. We walked around the lake – Geneva hugs the eponymously named Lake Geneva (Lac Leman in France) – and up into the old town (the vieille ville).

You know how it is, when you're out somewhere right at the end of the afternoon and the light is perfect? You say to yourself, 'Shoot! I wish I had my camera.' Well, that happened to me today and for once I had my camera on me!

Rive Gauche, Geneva, Switzerland, with the Mont Blanc in the background.
Rive Gauche, Geneva, Switzerland, with the Mont Blanc in the background.

These Geneva, Switzerland, yellow lake boats are part of the public transportation system and run like buses from one side of the lake to the other.
These yellow lake boats are part of the public transportation system and run like buses from one side of the lake to the other. 

Fountain on the Place de Bourg de Four, Geneva, Switzerland, decked out in autumn Chrysanthemums.
Fountain on the Place de Bourg de Four decked out in autumn Chrysanthemums.

Outdoor cafés aren't just for summer – on the Place de Bourg de Four, Geneva, Switzerland.
Outdoor cafés aren't just for summer on the Place de Bourg de Four. See the purple throws on the left? The café provides those to patrons who feel a bit chilly (i.e. women).

Geneva, Switzerland – roasted chestnut stands start to appear this time of year and as the line proves they're yummy! On a cold day the smell is heavenly.
Roasted chestnut stands start to appear this time of year and as the line proves their wares are yummy! On a cold day the smell is heavenly.

Swans are a fixture of Lake Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Swans are a fixture of Lake Geneva.

A Lake Geneva tourist boat returning to dock for the evening – Geneva, Switzerland.
A Lake Geneva tourist boat returning to dock for the evening.

A ginkgo tree – in all its autumn splendor – seen from the road below.

4 comments:

lisa808 said...

Thank you for sharing your Sunday outing photos. I have not been to Geneva and so enjoyed you 'taking me there' today!

Suzanne Carillo said...

Wow! This looks so lovely. I would love to visit Geneva again some day. I went through quickly via train when I was much younger and have never been back.

bisous
Suzanne

Fanny Diaz said...

Shani tes photos sont dignes d'une carte postale ! Temps magnifique et paysages merveilleux! Ça donne envie d'être là bas, surtout dans ce jour de pluie !!
Bises

Michelle said...

These are such great pictures; Geneva is a beautiful city. Fall is my favorite season and I've also been taking advantage of these past few sunny Indian summer days here in Lyon.

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