National Monument, Geneva

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    National monument

    by Odiseya Updated Dec 14, 2012

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    National monument

    National monument is name for beautiful sculpture of two women (the Republic of Geneva and Helvetias- on right side) in bronze on pedestal holding each other entwined at the waist. They are build in the way that both look north towards Switzerland. That monument symbolizes the union of Geneva with Switzerland. That happens on 12th September 1814.
    The monument was build in 1869. The author was sculptor Robert Dorer.
    Both sculpture look like Greek antic monuments and they have a sword and shield.

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    The National Monument

    by mvtouring Updated May 13, 2004

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    The National Monument is a beautiful statue of two women standing arm in arm in a fond embrace. The represent the union of Geneva with Switzerland. There is an inscription on the monument saying this took place on September 12, 1814. The statue stands facing the lake.

    Directions:The monument is located between the Jardin Anglais and the Mont-Blanc Bridge

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    National Monument - Geneva and Helvetia

    by littlesam1 Updated Jan 30, 2004

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    National Monument

    The National Monument is a beautiful statue of two women standing arm in arm in a fond embrace. The represent the union of Geneva with Switzerland. There is an inscription on the monument saying this took place on September 12, 1814. The statue stands facing the lake. If you have been to any of my other pages you will realize that I really like seeing and learning about monuments and memorials when I visit a city. This has to be one of my favorite recent additions to my list of monuments.

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    National monument

    by traveloturc Written Jul 30, 2006

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    This monument, set in the Jardin Anglais in Geneva, represents the union of the formerly independent Republic of Geneva to Switzerland in 1814. It was created by Robert Dorier in 1869.

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