Thursday, November 29, 2007

Super-sized Chess in Bastions Park

While walking around Geneva, we found the beautiful Bastions Park. Geneva is often referred to as the “city of parks,” for over one fourth of the city is covered by public parks. Bastion Park was a former botanical garden and the site of the first university in Geneva. A set of life size chess boards at the north end of the park attracts chess masters both young and old looking for a challenge. To the side, the Reformation wall stands. Built along the old rampart wall of the Old Town, it pays tribute to the founders of the Reformation forever immortalized in statues along the wall.

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