This fountain below is quite a famous icon of Geneva.
It er, stopped suddenly. I asked the other tourists if they broke it? 🙂 There wasn’t any passing vessels in the lake, I guess there could be some water pressure issues maybe.
I am not sure how many Christians and Jews there are in French speaking Switzerland, I did notice this interesting poster on the tram for Hannukah though (this was first week of January 2012 I was there)
There is a large and interestingly styled synagogue here also. Not sure how old it is, but the road is named after the synagogue also.
Geneva is a great place to go shopping, but I didn’t find a great deal of interesting things, although I was only there for a day. There are modern shops for everything single clothing brand you can think of. They are all full too. No one closing down, or having any panic sale, unlike the death of so many retailers in the UK and US that is happening.
The famous red cross museum was shut which was recommended by a friend, apparently they need 2 years until its operational again. I would of been interested to see the UN headquarters, but I didn’t get time for this after all.
By the time I was leaving I was very skint, and used my last of my francs to get a train to the airport. My flight back to Israel was at a usual silly time of the night, and meant I slept for a bit on the floor there. By the time I had to leave, the staff there told us we had to do a swab of our shoes and clothes and put the samples into a briefcase shaped computer controlled explosives detector machine. Back to Israel for me to continue doing my volunteer IT work…