A Celebration of Summer: Fêtes de Genève

Flying High, Fêtes de Genève

For two weeks every summer the area in Geneva around Lac Leman becomes a festival of sights and sounds. The boats are moved from their every day positions lining the shore, and in their place sprout fairground rides, DJ booths and an array of stalls selling culinary delights from across the world. It’s a fantastic time of year to visit, and if you can coincide a trip with the firework display that closes the festival you’re in for a treat.

I took an evening to go out and wander around the lake, exploring the corners of the festival I’d not seen before. It was great to be in a place where everybody was there just to have fun. The atmosphere was infectious, even though I was just snapping photos. Unfortunately I only managed to get a few shots I was happy with. As the sun was setting I found it more and more difficult to keep my hands steady without a tripod. I really need to get one of those!


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