The city of Geneva is clean. Heck, Switzerland is clean. They work hard to keep it that way. Every morning, I see people cleaning the streets. I am not sure how often they do it, but know they are at it all the time. They clean the streets more frequently that I clean our apartment.
It’s funny. When things are so clean, you get used to it. Now, when we see a piece of trash, we immediately notice it. We have found ourselves thinking “someone had better pick that up right away.”
I saw someone cleaning a light post by hand! I was running late and didn’t have time to whip out my camera. I shouldn’t have worried. A few days later, I walked down the same street and although it’s not Ansel Adams (or even Diane Arbus) I managed to catch it (without being too obvious). Success!
Oh, and by the way, the parking structures are clean too. I saw this article and now I know how they are immaculate. People are assessed a couple of hundred dollars for leaving marks on the nicely painted floor of the garage!
Here are our first impressions of Geneva and the first few things we saw:
The streets are very clean (especially after a visit to NYC). Everything is clean, even the gym floors. When we went to check out a gym, we had to slip hospital booties on over our shoes to keep us from getting them dirty (this happened multiple times).