The day that I captured my rainy street scene in Geneva that I posted a few days ago started out foggy, and I took advantage of that to begin my day at the city’s lakeside, at the Quai Gustave Ador, where I found these impressive vessels. I didn’t realize at the time that I could walk out towards the iconic Jet d’Eau and that access was just a little further down the quay or I would have jumped at the opportunity to capture images of the city in the fog from that perspective. Ah well.
Pictured above is the bow of the Neptune, a traditional barge built in 1904, sail powered, that was used to carry rock and sand between various points on Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). A beautiful vessel under sail, she is now used for weddings and other special occasions. Unfortunately I wasn’t lucky enough to see her in action. The second image is a view across the harbor from next to the paddlewheeler Genève,