Photographer's Note

Mur de la Reformation (or Reformation Wall) erected in 1909 for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean Calvin and the 350th anniversary of the foundation of Geneva's Academy, a famous Protestant school. The monument takes the form of a wall 100 m long on which stand 5-m statues of the four leaders of the Reformation in Geneva: Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Theodore de Beze - first rector of the Academy and John Knox. The monument is adorned with reliefs depicting the history of the reformation. On the pavement in front of the monument the arms of Geneva are shown betweeen the Bear of Bern and the Lion of Scotland, symbolizing the religious alliance between these Swiss cities and Scotland. The monument is flanked by memorials to Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli, two other leaders of the Reformation.

…taken in Parc des Bastions, Geneva…

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