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After a month of exploring the wonders of Switzerland with my family, we chose to conclude our Swiss adventure in Geneva. The city is renowned not only as a financial hub but also as a diplomatic epicenter, hosting numerous international organizations. Geneva holds a prominent position among the world’s most livable cities. However, our focus was primarily on immersing ourselves in the breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and its surrounding areas. While the entirety of Switzerland offers unique experiences, Geneva, with its distinctive appeal, is a city worth discovering at the beginning or the end of your journey. And, while the city itself is a testament to elegance, it was the calm embrace of Lake Geneva that truly captured our hearts.

A day spent on its tranquil shores was a revelation.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Mont Salève in the background offers magnificent panoramic views over Geneva.

Situated on the western edge of Switzerland, Geneva is a city that effortlessly blends culture, history, and modernity. The sheer beauty of Lake Geneva graces this urban landscape, offering a sense of peace and calm that’s hard to find elsewhere alongside a metropolis. Strolling along its shores is like a journey into a world of serenity and natural wonder.

Geneva tourism and travel

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Port Wilson, Geneva.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Located right in the heart of the harbor area, the Jet d’eau soars to a height of 140 meters. It stands as the iconic symbol of the City of Geneva and is a major draw for tourists.

Of course, no visit to Lake Geneva is complete without a visit to the Jet d’Eau, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. This powerful water fountain shoots water 140 meters into the sky, and witnessing its spectacle up close was truly amazing.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Port Wilson for private boats on Lake Geneva.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland

One can’t help but be astounded by the sheer expanse of the lake, surrounded by the Alps in the background. The majestic Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, adds a touch of grandeur to the already picturesque view. The clear, blue waters invite you to take a leisurely walk along its shores, and that’s precisely what we did.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
The Jet d’Eau stands tall as one of Geneva’s renowned landmarks, a grand fountain located in Switzerland.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
The Rhône River in Geneva, rising in the Alps and flowing west and south through Lake Geneva.

Situated on the western edge of Switzerland, Geneva is a city that effortlessly blends culture, history, and modernity. 

Geneva, Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland

While wandering along the Quai du Mont-Blanc, the lakeside promenade, I couldn’t help but notice the stark contrast between the urban life of Geneva and the serenity of the lake. I watched sailboats gracefully glide across the water, their white sails against the azure backdrop embodying a sense of calm.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Port Wilson, Lake Geneva.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland

One can’t help but be astounded by the sheer expanse of the lake, surrounded by the stunning Alps in the background.

Geneva and Lake Geneva have a unique charm that’s difficult to put into words. It’s a city that effortlessly marries culture, history, and nature, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who has the privilege of experiencing it.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Bâtiment des Forces Motrices.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Quai du Mont-Blanc, the lakeside promenade named after its great views of Mont Blanc.
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland

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It all began in my late teens with my father’s Mamiya 35mm SLR camera. Back then, learning photography and becoming a photographer in the traditional sense wasn’t my objective. What truly fascinated me was the power of capturing and preserving moments, allowing me to revisit them later.

As time passed I realized that photography is not just about capturing images; it’s a fascinating journey of exploration and observation that connects us with surrounding realities. It’s the art of seeing, exploring, and imagining the world through a lens—a belief in images’ power to stimulate thoughts and evoke emotions. Each captured moment in time tells a story, allowing the viewer to become immersed in the visual narrative commonly known as storytelling.

Travel Photography by Asif Naqvi

It is all about seeing, observing, and making visual notes.

As I spent more time with my camera, I discovered it to be more than just a device—it became an extension of my creativity, a tool that allowed me to express myself in profound ways. Having ventured into the realm of imagination, when life enabled me to step into the real world, I noticed and discovered a newfound appreciation for nature. Vast landscapes, delicate flora, and fascinating fauna inspired me to see the world anew.

When nature becomes overwhelming, I make my way back to human civilization. I wander through diverse cultures and untrodden paths, finding inspiration in the essence of each place and its people. Travel photography, for me, is a way to connect with the soul of a destination.

Constantly seeking fresh perspectives, I try to push boundaries to capture elusive moments that resonate deeply with the audience. Aksgar is not just an expression of my vision, but an invitation to see the world from a different angle, to find beauty in the seemingly mundane, and to appreciate the manners in which we exist.

With boundless enthusiasm in one hand and a camera in the other,

Aksgar by Asif Naqvi

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Asif Naqvi is a Digital and Creative Nomad, an award-winning UX and UI Designer, a laid-back adventurer, somewhat of a gadget freak, and a husband and father of two. He is also the person behind Aksgar as a visual storyteller.

Aks Gar ( عکس گر ):
A Persian/Urdu compound word to describe an image maker or a photographer.

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