Swept by the ‘bise‘ (as they call it in the Region), the cold wind blowing from North or North-East, frozen Geneva looks somehow surreal.


Geneva Frozen Pier

The cold wind  strongly whips the surface of the lake and the splash of the waves freezes, transforming all surrounding objects in ice sculptures.


Frozen Geneva

The freezing splashes look like small crystals in the light.



Sadly, a sailing boat, covered with ice, is getting sucked into the lake…


Frozen Boat

… Until it finally sinks in the cold water of Lake Geneva.


Frozen Boat Sinking

Despite the wind and the terrible cold, the sunset on the lakeside is beautiful. Once again, nature revealed itself in all its power and beauty.


Frozen Sunset

All photos were taken by my best friend Stefano, who lives in Geneva and braved the wind and the cold of the city lashed by the freezing ‘bise’.

About The Author

Simon is the publisher and editor of Wild About Travel, where she writes about her travel experiences and shares her photography. A travel addict and social media enthusiast, she is also a digital communication specialist providing consultancy services and holding training sessions and seminars. Simon also participated as a speaker at a few events.

7 Responses

  1. Dennis Kopp

    Simon, those are truly great photos of an unreal looking world. Especially the second one with the ice sculptures and the frozen sinking boat look so beautiful in the light, that I am really glad Stefano couldn’t be discouraged by the cold and the wind to bring us these wonderful impressions… :)
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    • Simon Falvo

      You’re right, Dennis, Stefano’s photos are beautiful and I’m fortunate to have such a brave friends who was ready to beat the cold and allowed me to published these beautiful and rather uncommon images.

  2. Kae Lani | A Travel Broad

    Winter travel is quite beautiful, but it takes a lot of determination because the cold can be almost too much to bare! But when you do brave the elements, you see wonders like this that few visitors get to experience.


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