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Le Jardin Anglais #3

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The "Jardin Anglais" (English Garden) is situated on Geneva's lake side. The well known "Horloge Fleurie" (Flowered Clock) is located in the Jardin Anglais (see http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2792995-l_horloge_fleurie_geneva-i)

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A: Jardin Anglais #1

by J-P. Scherrer, 50 meters away

Jardin Anglais #1

B: Jardin Anglais #2

by J-P. Scherrer, 50 meters away

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C: Bandstand in the "English Garden", on Geneva's lake side

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Thist bandstand is situated in the middle of the "English Garden", near the Flower Clock, on Geneva's...

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D: Jardin Anglais

by Ricardo Alexandre, 150 meters away

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E: Flower Clock on Geneva's lake-side

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Flower Clock on Geneva's lake-side

F: Streets of Geneva

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G: Place De La Madeleine, Geneva, Switzerland

by J-P. Scherrer, 360 meters away

This is a little place just between the old town and the city center, below St.Pierre Cathedral.

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H: Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland

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This is the beginning of the Lake Leman, with the "Fountain" on the background.

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I: Jet d'eau de Geneve

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J: Place Du Molard, Geneva, Switzerland

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