When my sister and I first arrived at Geneva, the first tourist spot that caught my eye was Geneva’s iconic fountain, Jet D’eau. I remember, we were inside our car still, en route to our hotel. We were on the bridge connecting the Right Bank of Geneva to the left. There it was sitting right on top of Lake Geneva. Its water was so high (140 meters to be exact), probably the highest I’ve ever seen being spurted out of a fountain. It looked so majestic. I told myself, “I’ll just take a photo of it tomorrow.” Boy was I wrong. I’ve read on so many websites that it can be pretty hard to catch Jet D’eau operating during winter. So true enough, Jet D’eau was closed the following day and the day after that. On our last day, I prayed so hard for it to be open. I NEEDED to take a photo of it. It’s Geneva’s iconic landmark! My Swiss experience wouldn’t be complete without it. God must’ve heard my mega loud prayers because I was lucky enough to catch it open again right before leaving for Lausanne.
You should Google Jet D’eau. This photo I took of it does not give it justice. It’s one of the tallest fountains in the world!
You can easily view Jet D’eau from where I took my photos at Jardin Anglais. This lakeside park was designed in 1853 in the purest English style hence its name. I can only imagine how this place must look like during spring. Now that it’s winter, this fountain is closed and the trees aren’t lush. I’m sure if this wasn’t the case, this park is as charming as can be.
Jardin Anglais is also where Geneva’s Flower Clock or L’Horloge Fleurie is. It’s basically a giant Swiss timepiece composed of thousands of flowers. Again, how I wish I saw this during spring when all the flowers are abloom.
Boat rides on Lake Geneva are offered daily. You can even dine in one while you take in Geneva’s scenery as you cruise along the lake. Some tourists also ride these boats to take a day trip to other parts of Switzerland like my next stop, Lausanne.
This wraps up my travel diaries from Geneva. Tomorrow, we begin another journey to Lausanne.
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