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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 3 - Jardin Botanique

Today I wanted to find ITU building that I am supposed to go to tomorrow. Well, it is 327 meters away from my house. Of course, I missed the turn to Rue de Varembé first, and instead of taking 2.5 minutes it took me about 7 minutes to get there... Oh well :) I took Rue de Vermont all the way down to Rue du Vidollet, which is about 3 times farther away than Varembé.

After that I went to Place des Nations (where many of the UN buildings are), but it's severely under construction. The chair is gone. From there I wondered down Avenue de la Paix (I didn't know what it was at the time) past Palais des Nations (which you can't really see behind the gates and the trees). Turns out, Jardin Botanique was only 5 minutes down the road. I have never been known to avoid botanical gardens, and this one is definitely one of the best I have seen so far!

I bumped into my landlord there (or, to be exact, he bumped into me), and he showed me the tunnel (!!) that goes under Rue de Lausanne to the park by the Lake. Not sure if it still is a part of Jardin Botanique once you go through the tunnel - probably not. Oh yeah, they have loupes on the walls that let you see different types of mold that grow inside the tunnel!!!

Anyway, from there we went down to Quai Wilson - it took us only 10 or 15 minutes. He left, and I hung out at the Lake for a while... Little did I know that I was getting sunburn!

I didn't feel like going back to the Old Town again, so I took Quai du Mont-Blanc and then Quai des Bergues to Pont de la Machine. I am going to have to find out the origin of the name of this bridge...

I started walking away from the river in the general direction of home... I wasn't keeping track of exact street names - at some point I was on Rue de la Servette, but then I veered into some small side streets that were not on my map. Somehow, however, I ended up back where I started - on Varembé. It's impossible to get lost in this city!

I fought a little more with my wireless at home, but the only network my card was picking up kept dropping the connection. So I took my laptop and went down to the court-yard. At least 10 networks! I love Swiss! Clearly, most have never heard of securing their WiFi!

I was sitting there messing with the CSS for the Photologue, and two little girls were playing with a ball next to me. I swear they were making fun of me in their weird language. How come they are so young and can already speak French!

:) said on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 3:41 PM about Spiderman

that is great!

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

That looks beautiful!

srah said on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 11:32 AM about Spiderman

If you like things painted on walls, go to Lyon! They have trompe l'oeil murals on walls all over town.

Verse le Soleil Verse le Soleil Verse le Soleil
WIPO Entrance to Palais des Nations Flower
Flower Flower Something train-related
Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique
Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique
Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique
Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique Vegetable man??
Fake bee Real bees Cacti
Cactus Cactus Cactus
Cactus Flowers Flowers
Flowers The other side of the Lake The fountain
View from Quai Wilson Flowers Flowers
Hotel windows Kitty car Windows
Windows Spiderman Another mini-car
Cool building Horse and owls - a bizzare company An owl
VW Bug Mini-car