Geneva. View from above.

St. Peter's Cathedral is one of the main attractions of the city. Also known as the Geneva Cathedral or Saint Pierre. Outside, it is gray and inconspicuous, inside there is also no rich decoration. But from the observation deck offers a great view. It costs 5 Swiss francs to climb the tower, cards are not accepted for payment. In places it is necessary to climb through the old dark wooden beams.
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First you climb the spiral staircase. Caution, may dizzy. Perhaps because I took off very quickly. The staircase leads to a spacious room where you can sit and relax. The windows are tightly closed, the handles are folded, and it is hard to see through the glass. I was already beginning to overtake frustration, as I discovered that there is a passage further. And most importantly, around no-to-go. Not a single man, I'm alone.
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Salle du guet means "observation hall", poste d'observation - observation post
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

In the center of Geneva is a dense building. The streets are narrow, the buildings are adjacent to each other. On one side of the mountain, this is France. France, on the other hand. In Geneva, everywhere you look, France is visible :)
Geneva. View from above.between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

The famous Geneva Fountain, or, as it is called, Zhe-Do.It is a symbol of the city and one of the largest fountains in the world. In the evening, the lights turn on; on holidays, it is colored, for example, blue or red.
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Take a closer look, at the bottom left on the corner of the building there is a sculpture, such a dark figure of a man. The last photo was taken from there. Perhaps this is the only place from where the cathedral is placed in the frame entirely and you can see something other than the columns of the facade.
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Next you have to go along the aisle between the gratings, climb, descend, climb between the wooden beams and there is a type of second tower. I remembered Fort Boyard with his tests :)
Geneva. View from above.between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

According to my assumptions, the second observation deck should be located symmetrically in another tower. But no, the door was locked. Descend down the same spiral staircase.
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Hole in the ceiling ... Why?
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

Any signs on the walls
Geneva. View from above. between, France, buildings, cathedral, is, another, Saint, side, one, stands, dark, second, visible, stairs, spiral, beams, wooden, Cathedral, sculpture, Peter

St. Peter's Cathedral is one of the first churches of Calvinism. Construction began in 1160 and lasted almost 150 years. The building was rebuilt more than once, hence the mixture of different styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Classicism. Since 1535, the cathedral has been reformatory. There was a tendency to simplify, the look has become more modest. The massive facade with columns was built in the middle of the 18th century.The photo was taken from the point where a dark sculpture was installed at the corner of the building, which I pointed out in one of the photos.
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