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Eaux-Vives Dike #1

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This is one of the dikes on the lakesides, where most of the boats are anchored. During the summer, a lot of people spend their free time there, getting a sun-tanning while laying on the rocks.

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A: Eaux-Vives Dike #2

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This is one of the dikes on the lakesides, where most of the boats are anchored. During the summer, a...

Eaux-Vives Dike #2

B: Eaux-Vives Warf

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This is one or Geneva's warf, where the cruise boats stop on their way for the Tour of the Lake !

Eaux-Vives Warf

C: Geneva Fountain at dusk, one rainy day

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I shot this panorama just before the sun sets over the Jura Mountains. It was raining quite heavily !

Geneva Fountain at dusk, one rainy day

D: Geneva's Water Jet

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Geneva's Water Jet

E: Geneva Fountain again

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Geneva Fountain again

F: Geneva Fountain from the jetty of Paquis

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The "Jet d'eau" (fountain) is located in Geneva's harbor, at the south-west end of Lake Leman ! It's ...

Geneva Fountain from the jetty of Paquis

G: Jet d'eau de Geneve

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Jet d'eau de Geneve

H: Lake Geneva

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Lake Geneva

I: Lake Geneva

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Lake Geneva

J: Beau Rivage

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This is a view of one of the "embarcaderos" on the northern bank of Lake Geneva, just next to the bes...

Beau Rivage

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