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Switzerland. Geneva. Old town. View on the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History) (L), the St. Pierre Cathedral (R) and the Jura mountains with snow on top. The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History) is the largest art museum. It was built by the architect Marc Camoletti between 1903 and 1910, and financed by a bequest from the banker Charles Galland (1816–1901). The building is square, with 60 m sides surrounding an inner courtyard. It has four storeys, with roof lanterns on the top floor, and a total exhibition space of 7,000 m². The façade is decorated with sculptures by Paul Amlehn.  The St. Pierre Cathedral is a cathedral which belongs to the Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva. It is known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. 25.04.2016 © 2016 Didier Ruef