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... of previously. They cross the lake at various points so that people would not have to go all the way around the lake. And it was pretty fun, I guess. But less than 2 minutes later, I was back on dry land. :(
And so, I went back to the Cathedral to see if it was finally open. And it was. About 150 odd-steps up the stair case or so, I was finally at the top of the North tower. The view was certainly pretty but not breathtaking. It would have been ...
... it was yesterday (although, to be fair, it was much earlier in the morning) so I'm almost glad that I should be spending most of my time indoors today.
First stop was CERN - The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, also the home to the largest digicam in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Getting there was pretty easy, takes less than half hour from the central train station, Gare Cornavin. First thing I saw was the Globe of Science ...
... all over it, and a few lighthouse-looking structures here and there. Swans and ducks swim all over too~
But, the superstar of the lake is this... Jet d'Eau - Water Jet. It's considered now to be a symbol of Geneva. If I remember correctly, it can reach up to 145 m high, depending on the wind. And the water travels at some 200 km/h out of the spout. That's one super soaker I do not want to ...
We took the metro into the centre of Lyon, in between the two rivers (the Rhône and the Saône) and spent some time looking around. Lyon is a neat city – old, and “Perisian” feeling, but very clean and modern at the same time. We saw the fountain in the “Place des Jacobins”, and we went to the “Place Bellecour” and saw the equestrian statue of Louis XIV (Marc told us that the original creator of the statue ...
... adventure. There is a definite difference and both produce memorable results.
As we sit here like nerds of the evening, we drink more vino and the creative juices are flowing more than ever. We are on a roll and like tag team, with one thought after another captured throughout the day. Forgot to mention tonight we returned to a park where huge chess and checker pieces are found for the average strollers enjoyment. And just as a side note I kicked my travel partners ...
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