Day 10: Jet d’Eau water fountain in Geneva, Switzerland is one of a kind

(September 20, 2016, Tuesday) Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Rome has the Colosseum and Geneva, Switzerland has the Jet d’Eau water fountain.

The attractions are the same in the sense that all of them are the iconic landmarks in their respective cities.

But Jet d’Eau, which literally means “water jet,” is a bit different. Unlike the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum, the water fountain is impermanent. It’s not always there (Please read post written on the day when we went to Geneva: I thought I wouldn’t see Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland).

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… now you do!

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From Paris

The Jet d’Eau water fountain wasn’t the first attraction that we visited in Geneva. It was Parc des Bastions or Bastions Park, where people can play chess using giant chess boards:

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Pic below shows a chess game where white is winning. Rook against a queen? Tough. Add to that the two queening pawns. White is an idiot if it loses this game.

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I was named after a chess player.

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Not far from the giant chess boards, and still within the park, is the Reformation Wall:

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I like this park. I didn’t see couples making out.

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The next destination was the Jet d’Eau water fountain on Lake Geneva. You can find the flower clock in the vicinity:

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