Concert venue Hôtel de Ville

On summer evenings in July and August the courtyard of the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Geneva’s Old Town is used as an open-air concert venue for classical music, world folk music, French chansons and jazz concerts.

Posters announcing the concerts

These posters near the city hall were announcing two of the concerts at the “Musics in summer festival” — with “musics” in the plural to stress that different kinds of music are on offer.

Ramp leading to bicycle parking in the basement

At first I was highly impressed to see that some far-sighted medieval architect had built a bicycle ramp to the basement, several centuries before the bicycle was even invented. But it turned out that the original purpose of the ramp was to roll cannons up and down.

Bicycles in the basement of the city hall

GPS 46°12’3.58″ North;  6° 8’49.03″ East

My photos in this post are from 2008. I revised the text in 2019.

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