|Jet d'Eau, Lake Geneva - SWITZERLAND|
Friday, January 03, 2014
Lake Geneva - SWITZERLAND
Today I got my first official card from Switzerland! It shows one of the major landmarks of beautiful Geneva, the big water fountain (called "Jet d'Eau") that throws 500 liters of water to a height of 140 meters and it's been there since 1886 (with less power back then, I imagine) - I've been near that lake a couple of times, really beautiful. Thank you very much Monika. This postcard took 13 days to arrive!
Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich). Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population of almost 200.000 persons. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and worldwide centre for diplomacy - is the city that hosts the highest number of international organisations in the world. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.