Saturday, August 25, 2007
On the tourist trail
Although we walked half way up Saleve, the mountain to the south overlooking Geneva, last year, we hadn't yet taken the cable car up to the top. This shot was taken from an area that the hang-gliders take off from - and if I wasn't scared of heights, I'd love to try it! We could actually see our house really clearly, just to the right of the city, above the trees in the foreground. The Jura mountains (under the clouds) cradle Geneva on the north side. We had lunch at a restaurant perched at the edge of the mountain, again with spectacular views. After we took the cable car back down, we drove up again in the car and followed a very twisty road back down through some lovely little villages.
Another trip we should have done by now was to cross Lake Geneva by boat. An all day travel card covers the boats too so Mark and I only had to flash our travel passes! That's Saleve in the background.
We had a stroll around the old town where I saw this magnificent knocker on the door to a lawyers office! It's much larger than it looks in this photo.
Even the door handle was ornate and I'm sure that key must be enormous - as must be the fees!