A report on Geneva

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Aerial view (1966)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

Second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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Henry Dunant

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Swiss humanitarian, businessman and social activist.

Swiss humanitarian, businessman and social activist.

Henry Dunant in 1855
Henry Dunant at Solferino
Original cover of A Memory of Solferino
Drawing of the five founders of the International Committee.
Dunant in 1901
Grave of Henry Dunant.
Henry Dunant Monument in Wagga Wagga, Australia

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1828 as the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon.

Bank Lombard Odier & Co

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Henri Hentsch (1761–1835)
Jean-Gédéon Lombard (1763–1848)
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 had wide repercussions in Europe and on Swiss banks
Letter to Henri Hentsch from Madame de Staël, inquiring about promissory notes negotiable in the United States (1811)
Édouard Hentsch (1829–1892)
Lombard Odier HQ at 4 boulevard du Théâtre in Geneva (1918)

The Lombard Odier Group is an independent Swiss banking group based in Geneva.

Poster for the 2006 elections to the Grand Council of Bern.

Swiss Party of Labour

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Communist party in Switzerland.

Communist party in Switzerland.

Poster for the 2006 elections to the Grand Council of Bern.
Logo of the party in Italian.

On October 6–7, 1945 the Second Congress was held in Geneva.

Front view of the Musée Ariana

Musée Ariana

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Front view of the Musée Ariana

The Musée Ariana, also known as the Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre (Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass), is a museum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Servette FC

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Chart of FC Servette table positions in the Swiss football league system
FC Servette defender Jean-Claude Schindelholz with coach Béla Guttmann on a bus in Holland, 1966.
Old Servette FC Logo

Servette FC is a Swiss football club based in Geneva, founded in March 1890 with rugby as its first sporting activity, and named after the Geneva district of the same name.

Genève-Servette HC

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Outside view of the Vernets

The Genève-Servette HC (also called Servette or GSHC) is a professional ice hockey club based in Geneva, Switzerland and competing in the National League (NL), the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system.

Mediterranean Shipping Company

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International shipping line founded by Gianluigi Aponte in Italy in 1970, with headquarters in Switzerland since 1978.

International shipping line founded by Gianluigi Aponte in Italy in 1970, with headquarters in Switzerland since 1978.

MSC 40' container
MSC Tomoko in the Santa Barbara Channel, 2009
MSC Regulus
MSC Carmen
MSC containers
MSC Bruxelles

As one of the world's leading container shipping lines with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC operates 524 offices across 155 countries worldwide with over 100,000 employees.

L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Franz Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.

L'Escalade

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L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Franz Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Savoyard armor captured by Geneva during l'Escalade, now in the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
Geneva Medal 1840. Commemoration of L'Escalade 1602, obverse.
Geneva Medal 1840 Commemoration of L'Escalade 1602, reverse. It shows the 17 names of Genevois killed directly in the battle.
A soldier in the commemorative parade
A chocolate "marmite de l'Escalade"
The window of a chocolate shop in Carouge selling marmites

L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls), is an annual festival in Geneva, Switzerland, held each December in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoy.

Vuache

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The Vuache is a range of hills in eastern France, close to the border with Switzerland (the nearest city is in fact Geneva).

World Trade Organization

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Intergovernmental organization that regulates and facilitates international trade.

Intergovernmental organization that regulates and facilitates international trade.

The economists Harry White (left) and John Maynard Keynes at the Bretton Woods Conference.
The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 1998, in the Palace of Nations (Geneva, Switzerland).
WTO accession progress:
The headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WTO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.