I’d decided to do this entire series of pictures on Geneva’s Old Town in black and white. However, there are some things, which really don’t work in black and white.

There’s a covered area outside the old armory (“Les Armures) and inside it are a few old cannons. On the rear wall are three vibrant mosaics, each one depicting a scene from Geneva’s history. I don’t know who created them, but each one has a small plaque explaining what it is. Above: 58 B.C. Julius Caesar arrives in Geneva, an outpost of the Allobroges.

Middle Ages. The Count of Geneva and the city fair.

16th Century. The herald welcomes Huguenot refugees.

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