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Switzerland. Geneva. The Swiss Village welcomes (« bienvenue ») the public every day from July 1 to September 20. An opportunity to climb to the top of the Ferris wheel, offering a breathtaking view of the harbor, the Jardin Anglais (English Garden) and the City of Geneva. The flag of Switzerland displays a white cross in the centre of a square red field. The white cross is known as the Swiss cross. The National Monument is located in the Jardin Anglais, facing the lake. This tourist hotspot was inaugurated in 1869. With this work, the sculptor Robert Dorer symbolised Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation on 12 September 1814 with two women each carrying a sword and shield, the Republic of Geneva and Helvetia. Proudly perched on their pedestal, both look north in the direction of the rest of Switzerland. A Ferris wheel is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, tubs, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity. Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright. These wheels are sometimes referred to as observation wheels and their cars referred to as capsules. However, these alternative names are also used for wheels with conventional gravity-oriented cars.17.08.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef