LE SALON ROMAND DE LA FINANCE
° sur le thème des fonds et des produits structurés
° plus de 50 exposants issus du monde de la finance
° lieu de rencontre, d’information et d’échange
° stands et programme de conférences variés
CINEMA TOUS ECRANS
Watched two traditional movies (no mobile phone thingies etc.): Zimbabwe, a South-African film telling a story of the poor people of Zimbabwe
Eden, an Irish film about a couple struggeling with their 10th wedding anniversary.
Both films in original version, sometimes the french subtitles helped ...!
Check http://www.cinema-tous-ecrains.ch/ - The festival was not really seen anwhere in the city, more like an insider thingie. Good alternative program for rainy days.
When in Geneva, get and see the calvinist guys, or the reformators: Guillame Farel (1489-1565), Jean Calvin (1509-1564), Théodore de Bèze (1513-1605), John Knox (1513-1572). This monument called Reformation Wall is to be found in the park of Bastions, next to Place Neuve. Google will tell you more about the calvinist times, help yourself!
And then you jump to the other side ... you go to the red light district, yes, there is a very lively red light area next to the railway station, and that is where the finance gurus had their evening fun... it was actually really funny: in Palais Mascotte! Check the price list: after midnite it becomes more expensive ...
Some call it the symbol of Geneva, that water fountain, which can reach even 140 meters height. The surrounding mountains were mostly covered by clouds, so no further pics, folks.
The public transportation systems includes a tram net which takes you all over the city. I like the trams because they are overground (vv underground). Made a little tour to Carouge, which is a suburb of Geneva, like 6 tram stops away from the city center. It "was developed after 1754, when it was granted to the Kingdom of Sardinia. A city plan then was designed by Turinese architects with checkboard arrangement (...) and low houses with galleries in the rear opening on gardens. (...) Carouge has retained its Mediterranean-like atmosphere." (Genève Guide pratique) I really felt like being in Italy. At the rear you can already see the mountains. Great.