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Day 16 - France

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Day 14 - wicker bike

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Day 11 - chocolate

Monday, May 23, 2005

Day 10 - stress!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Day 9 - flea-market & Carouge

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Day 7 - from Cathedrale to Hell

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Day 6 - Musée d'art

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Day 5 - lazy...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Day 4 - ITU

Monday, May 16, 2005

Day 3 - Jardin Botanique

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Day 2 - thank god for inventing digital

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Day 1

Friday, May 13, 2005

Day 2 - thank god for inventing digital

130 shots in less than 2 hours... I'm shutter-happy :)

The last few weeks in A2 I've been waking up eerily early, even though I had nothing to do. I thought there was something wrong with me... The spell is broken - I slept for 22 hours straight! This is my way of dealing with jet-lag.

I still needed to get a SIM card. Since I didn't get out of the house until almost 4 PM, I took pretty much the same route as yesterday, but extended it quite a bit after the SIM card stop: down on Montbrillant to La Poste, then to the train station (Gare de Cornavin)... Mont-Blanc to the Lake (actually, Pont du Mont-Blanc is where Le Rhône and Lac Léman meet). I then crossed the river to the old town. Not sure where exactly I went there - the streets are small, short, and often go around in circles, and so did I :) It's impossible to get lost though - you can always see the mountains or the fountain in the Lake.

It was getting late and a little chilly so I got back to Quai, walked around Jardin Anglais and Promenade du Lac, and went back home.

A note to the person who told me I shouldn't take all my lenses with me - I dislike you greatly! I was never a big fan of wide-angle, but Geneva begs for it and deserves it. Unfortunately, one of the two lenses that I ended up leaving is my super-fast super-sharp 28mm prime... Now I am stuck with not-so-fast 28 to 105 zoom. To add to my pain, D60 multiplies focal length by 1.6, so 45mm is as wide as I can go. Of course, my film body is sitting in Ypsi right next to the 28mm. I miss you dearly. We had so much fun together... I should have listened to my instincts and taken both of you with me.

PKT said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:50 AM about McDonalds

Don't remember the name of the street either, but I believe the bus station (for travel outside of Geneva) should be behind that church.

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:11 AM about Pont du Mont-Blanc

I've seen this!

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:12 AM about Swan

Hooray! GIANT ducks!

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:12 AM about Water dudes

I demand to see pictures of you french-kissing these guys!

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:13 AM about Flowers on the other end of Pont du Mont-Blanc

Fluffy!

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:14 AM about Schengen NON

Are you going to get this visa? France rules.

srah said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:15 AM about Water fountain

I like it!

Cari said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 6:48 PM about ONE

That looks like a deathtrap

Sylvie said on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 10:32 AM about Water dudes

I don't think I have ever ehard gargoyles called water dudes before

srah said on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 11:30 AM about ONE

No, it looks darling! I want to hug it and drive it all over town!

O said on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 12:00 PM about Water dudes

Sorry, somehow it didn't click that they were gargoyles! Sarah, I am sorry, I don't think I'll ever be french-kissing gargoyles :)

O said on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 1:09 PM about McDonalds

I figured it out. It's on Rue du Mont-Blanc, right where Rue de Chantepoulet merges into it.

View from Rue de Montbrillant Lizard wall - with no lizards Lizard wall
Coke Trains Small building across the post office
Beaulieu? Colors Chocolate building
Baby car Just a street Another shot of the same street
Basilique de Notre-Dame ONE McDonalds
A bridge across Le Rhône Quai du Mont-Blanc Quai du Mont-Blanc
A view from Pont du Mont-Blanc Swiss flag Water fountain
A view from Pont du Mont-Blanc Flowers on the other end of Pont du Mont-Blanc Patek Philippe
Schengen NON Getting closer to the Old Town Genevoise
Hotel Longemalle Cigogne Water dudes
Eau potable Another water fountain Banana Republic
Le Courrier Door knocker Colors
Old town Skyline More colors!
Water fountain Curves Diagonals
Sculpture Tree Reflections
Flower Clock Wooden birdy A view of the lake from Jardin Anglais
A view from Jardin Anglais Pont du Mont-Blanc Swan
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