Geneva - Broken Chair Monument

Have you ever noticed as you drive in from the airport to the layover hotel in Geneva a monument of a giant chair with one leg missing in a small square? (photo enclosed). Ever wonder what it means?

On my last trip to Geneva I took a city tour that finally explained the meaning of the mysterious three legged chair.

The Broken Chair monument, represents the terrible destruction caused by land mines and cluster bombs on human lives (and limbs) all over the world. It measures 12 meters (or 39 feet) and it sits right in front of the main entrance of the United Nation's office in Geneva, Switzerland in the Place de Nations Square.

For more information on this amazing monument, check out the Wikipedia entry for The Broken Chair here :



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