Thursday, November 19, 2009

Short gateway or Bonjour Genève!

Last week i joined Khaled in his business trip to Geneva. Nice climate change for the difference, you know. From steaming heat of Dubai (it was +35C when we were leaving) to chilly and cloudy Geneva - 0 C increased to +10C by the end of out stay there).
We had some meeting to attends and plenty of free time for walking, sightseeings and little snacks.
We had eaten churros filled with chocolate, bought on the street, pretzels, hot chestnuts - great warm up for a chilly weather!
And streets are full of chocolate shops:

And some delicious macaroons (not for Daring Bakers ;-):

And of course in line with chocolate shops - are the shops of finest jewelry and complicated watches!
We visited few manufactures of watches such as F.PJourne (amazing spirit and top complication watch maker), Vacheron Constantin and the biggest one - Piaget (most woman would love it the most, hence they do a great jewelry there)!
For example, this is how a finest jewelry comes to life:

Watchmakers at work:

In our last evening there we went to Grand Prix d'Horological (Watches). This International Grand Prix rewards each year the best watchmaking creations. Its mission is to encourage creativity and to participate in the discovery of new talent. During the evening, eleven awards were attributed, with the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” award going to the Lange Zeitwerk watch of A. Lange & Söhne.

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