The Flower Clock is one of the more popular landmark icon in Geneva, located at a park, next to the Lake of Geneva. It is a huge manual clock with 3 pointers and as its name suggested, is decorated with the many different types and colours of flowers that make it so lovely and beautiful. There are many visitors who will come here to take photos using the Flower Clock as its backdrop.
Switzerland is well known for clock and watch making and one of the best in the world and so this Flower Clock plays an important role in promoting this professional trade of the country. In fact, just opposite the park in the headquarters for Rolex!
As mentioned, the clock is located within a park where there are also many beautiful flowers and trees are planted. Besides the flora, there are also statues (big or small) around with one big one, directly opposite the Flower Clock, known as the Le Peuple Genevois. The statue of two ladies carrying a double-edge sword and shield who stare over the lake and it symbolise the joining of Geneva into the Swiss confederation in 1814. It’s lovely.
As you stroll down the pavement alongside the lake, somewhere in the center of the lake, there will be a super-power water fountain that will shoot out water to tens of metres in the sky. What a spectacular view! You can also take a ferry cruise at Geneve Jardin Anglais to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Within the park itself, there are souvenirs shops and restrooms and also a truck-train that will carry visitors to ply the entire park instead of by foot. With a farsight view out there, you can also see many miniature houses and nice buildings on the other side of the lake.
On the day of our visit, it was drizzling shortly despite being in summer season. It was cooling and very soothing and comfortable as the wind breezes flew towards us. We were very happy to be here to enjoy the beautiful scenery and indulged ourselves very much.
A good place to visit when in Geneva for sure!
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