The Three-Legged Chair. Landmines maim, kill, but for some, a life goes on. See the three-legged chair at the entry area for the UN in Geneva, symbolizing the movement against anti-personnel land mines, the ones you step on. Once.
The idea of the chair: Paul Vermeulen, Handicap International, Geneva. Creator of the chair: sculptor Daniel Berset.
But so are the some 15,000 children a year who step on land mines, even in countries not at war, where the things remain sub-grass, or in-toy.
The main conference room.
Very impressive, but somehow at this UN you see no women among the dignitaries. No women in the pictures of famous groupings of problem solvers. There must be some, but clearly not given prominence in the OPTICS. Is that why the UN has been criticized for posturing, ineffectiveness?
The murals. These are thought-provoking and moving. There are many of them. See a photostream at //www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/with/3312371228/ It takes time to absorb, focus on each element, figure, idea. That is the reason to take a picture. The guide keeps moving, and you have to stay with the guide. You. Have. To. Stay. With. The. Group.
All they have to do in the Geneva police and Hertz is put in a place on the ticket-return for your credit card information. You authorize that payment as soon as you get it at home, for the amount and the charge origination. You can call your credit card company and authorize it, and when it comes through, then you change your card number to be safe.
Of course, then Hertz (they keep notifying you) can't collect the administrative fee of 40 Swiss Francs plus the VAT tax of 3.05 Swiss Francs more. Look what they get by obstructing means of payment - the fee they add to their notices to you, on top of the Geneva parking amount and then the Geneva penalty after 30 days and 30 days etc.
But why is Hertz even sending notices? All they need to do is give your name and address, which is fine, and appropriate, and then let the police do their jobs by the police letting you pay by credit card. No, Hertz wants a fee of several Swiss Francs each time they send a notice. This is ridiculous.
So: Parking gnomes? Voici le plastique! Geneva. Is anyone listening? We know some French but not a lot. Try this. C'est le moderne methode de payment. Le credit card. Le. Credit. Card. Again? Geneva. Voici le moderne methode de payment. Le .... Oh, X@#!X*
The International Conference Center, see ://www.cicg.ch/en/ Will all those who want to go to war with Geneva's police department, Le Parking Groupe, please meet on Monday and get back to all renters who tried to pay with credit cards and are told no.