Scenery Sunday :- Geneva Festival (Switzerland)

Fêtes de Genève is an annual 25 days event along the waterfront of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Locals, expats and tourists, from near and far, show up en masse to celebrate Summer in Switzerland. Fair rides, concerts and a grand show of fireworks on the last Saturday night of the festival are all part of fun.

Yes, if I had been more organized or actually done some planning and research, I would have known about the festival and made it to the fireworks. But I was flying by the seat of my pants and I had spent the day in 5 different cities. Needless to say, I was bone tired when I questioned why my train, in the direction to Geneva, was completely packed and not many were dressed up for clubs or bars. It was also the last night I get to spend with my friend and her family who hosted me the whole time I was in Switzerland, so I did not mind missing out on the firework show.

However, I was in Geneva on the last day of the festival and it was a great event for me to stumble upon.

The banks of the lake was abuzz with energy all the while the Jet d’Eau creates a dramatic backdrop. It is one of the tallest fountains in the world, as it shoots 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters. Simple. Memorable.

Come along, take a break from the wintery cold, if you are in the Northern hemisphere right now.

Swiss flags outside Palais Wilson Geneva Switzerland

Swiss flags outside Palais Wilson, UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Streets closed for pedestrian traffic Geneva Switzerland

Streets closed for pedestrian traffic

Nothing beats flying through the air with a loved one seated beside you Geneva Switzerland

Nothing beats flying through the air with a loved one seated beside you

Airstream trailer and frozen yogurt defines summer Geneva Switzerland

Airstream trailer and frozen yogurt defines Summer

Beautiful architecture easily found in Geneva Switzerland

Beautiful architecture easily found

Giant balloons for kids in Geneva Switzerland

If only I was a kid again!

Ferries to cross the lake Geneva Switzerland

Ferries to cross Lake Geneva

Enjoy quiet time on Baby plage (beach) on Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Taking a break on Baby beach

Boardwalk buzzing with activities during Geneva festival Switzerland

Boardwalk buzzing with activities

Kids have fun at Geneva festival Switzerland

Kids screaming on rides

One of my favorite rides at summer festivals Geneva Switzerland

One of my favorite rides at summer festivals – Swings!

Kids jumping on trampolines at Geneva festival Switzerland

Kids being kids

Street artist take finger painting to a whole new level Geneva Switzerland

Street artist take finger painting to a whole new level

Finger painting on glass Geneva Switzerland

Finger painting on glass

Finger painting on glass Geneva Switzerland

Finger painting on glass

Fêtes de Genève Ferris wheel lite up at night in Geneva, Switzerland

Giant ferris wheel lite up at night

Jet d'Eau water fountain at night on Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Jet d’Eau water fountain at night

Advertisements

One thought on “Scenery Sunday :- Geneva Festival (Switzerland)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s