Geneva at its best


8 December 2011

This time, I’m here in Geneva for two weeks. It has been cold and cloudy and rainy most of the time. The mobs are getting ready to cause destruction at next week’s WTO conference, and the authorities are busy turning the area around the UN into a high security area.

But today was sunny and very pleasasnt. I skipped lunch for the second time this week, did a little running because there is not much other exercise to be had (walking the stairs to my hotel room is the other form).

Down through the botanical gardens past the little wildlife area, where the mandarin and other ducks are always a great attraction.

 Being a clear day, we also get a terrific view of the Alps to the south.

I just hope it’s this nice on the upcoming weekend.

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One Response to “Geneva at its best”

  1. D Says:

    I gather from skier comments that snow is slow over there. Excellent duck photos. I wondered about the female with the Mandarin, and the book sez they closely resemble the Wood Duck female. The differences are obvious with such good details on the photos. I doubt I’ll have the need to id a female Mandarin…


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