The Jetty in Versoix at night
This picture was taken while having to kill some time in Versoix, a small town at the border of the canton of Geneva. Versoix is located on Lake Geneva (Or Lac Léman) and the picture was taken just after sunset with the blues really vibrant and string. The jetty is the one use by ships stopping on their way to Geneva Or Lausanne.
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A fascinating account on how the turkey got its English name. Adding to the confusion is that almost no country gets it right when naming the turkey after its country of origin.
The turkey, as you probably know, is native to North and Central America. So of course it’s named after a Middle Eastern country, because why not, right?
You don’t even know the half of it.
Light Blue Bridal Shoes
At the end of a wedding, the bride has removed her shoes and left them on the wooden floor of the restaurant where the reception was taking place. The elegant blue of the shoes contrasts lovely with the somewhat rough, almost rustic brown floor.
The shoes also tell a story of the wedding, of a day full of elegance, beauty and festivity. A day which is the culmination of weeks of planning, full of the stress of all the preparations that went into it. This day is now over, the formal ceremony has passed. The reception was a success. Now that most guests have left and only the closest friends and family hold out, everybody can relax. So the bride unwinds, takes off her shoes and sets them down, almost carelessly on the floor and puts up her feet on a chair and reclines.
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A small passenger boat crossing the Geneva harbour
Geneva is situated on both sides of Lake Geneva, where the lake flows back into the river Rhône. Four ferry services conveniently connect the left and the right bank of the city and allow to cross a large part of the town without having to go around the lake. These little ferry boats, which are for passengers only, are called Mouettes and have a distinctive yellow colour making them visible from far away. Contrasted against the blue of the lake, the Mouettes stand out intensifying their golden colour.
The golden light of the setting sun enhances the yellow, and the blue of the lake intensifies the yellow of the boats even more with a perfect complementary colour contrast.
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