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Genève is a peculiar place.
Actually it should be considered a rather small town, since it has less than 200.000 inhabitants,
but it has all the features of a big, cosmopolitan city, flaws and qualities included.
I have mixed feelings about Genève, I love it,
but often it annoys me or makes me nervous.
For reasons I cannot understand I have always been totally unable to take photos of Genève,
even though I get there very often and I know it quite well.
Genève has a long and complicated history,
which during many centuries has made it become what it is nowadays.
I won’t bore you with a list of historical events.
I just want to remember that two people, I have great admiration for,
have walked in different ages along the cobbled paved narrow streets of the old town.
The philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who was born in Genève
and the Argentinean writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, who decided to spend in this town his last years.
Borges once said that Genève is a good place to die, because it’s comfortable and serene.
But he was already blind and he could see Genève with the eyes of his juvenile memories only.
I have tried to take here some a little unusual images of Genève,