This second round (see the first round) takes us to not just a place but a person. John Calvin is of course being discussed all over these days (what with this year being the 500th anniversary of his birth), so instead of adding to the talk, how about I offer something visual? All shots were taken on a Canon AE-1 with Kodak E100VS (slide film). Click on an image to get a closer look.
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (c. 1843–50) is a library located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in Paris.
It stands on the site of the Collège de Montaigu where Calvin studied in preparation for the priesthood.
Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory,
this water fountain (jet d'eau) has, over the years, grown to be the symbol of Geneva.
It really is quite high, and one can see it from just about anywhere in the city.
Calvin and his buddy Farel, who apparently called upon God to curse Calvin's desire
to study in peace if he did not stay in Geneva and support the cause of reformation.
The (quite out of place) Neoclassical façade of St. Pierre Cathedral,
Calvin's adopted home church
The wonderfully Gothic and Romanesque nave of St. Pierre's
I happened upon this taking place, thanks to the sun and a stained-glass window.
The chair in the corner was supposedly Calvin's own, which is suitably austere and practical.