The Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, also known as BFM in Geneva, is a building, which immediately put me under its spell. During an evening stroll through the second largest city in Switzerland the sumptuous illuminated building in the middle of the river Rhône caught my photographic eye in a heartbeat. The BFM was originally constructed between 1883 and 1892 as a hydroelectric power plant and was used as such until 1960.
You won’t have many opportunities to see a saltwater lake more than hundred meters underground. In the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow you have that possibility, but only for short time. It’s just that the guided tour doesn’t give you much time to have a look on the lake. The lights are turned on only when a group is present, apart from that the lake lies in almost total darkness.
What can I say, the scene was perfect. The water was still a bit frozen, a couple of clouds in the sky and a beautiful red-orange sunset. This cannon at Lake Tegel is a present of the London District Greenwich. Reinickendorf, the Berlin district in which the lake is located, is twinned with Greenwich. Therefore also the whole promenade is called “Greenwich-Promenade”.