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This is a detail of two interesting places, which cannot be seen, but only suggested by this POV :

On the left side, the iron forged balcony is just above Café de l’Hôtel de Ville, one of the most ancient restaurants in the city. An “institution”, where you can come across well known public politic personalities.

The building in the background, with the arcades, is the old arsenal. Opposite the Hotel de Ville, it was built in 1632 as a granary. It became an arms depot in 1720, and today houses on the 2nd floor Geneva's state archives. In the covered outdoor area, you'll see five original canons from artillery dating back from the 17th and 18th centuries. Three mosaics on the back wall represent the arrival of Julius Caesar in Geneva, fairs at the Bourg-de-Four during the Middle Ages, and the welcoming of the Huguenot refugees.

The frescoes we see above, are the work of Gustave de Beaumont, and they depict scenes of Geneva’s history.

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