On the promenade in Vevey, on the northeast side of Lake Geneva, are three sculptures of nymphs riding seahorses. Although often referred to as mermaids, these are more accurately nymphs or water spirits – one is a child (in the pool) and the other two (in the lake) are adults, one holding a sphere and the other holding a conch, while riding bridled seahorses. The sculptures were created by Edouard-Marcel Sandoz. map
Vevey is a beautiful town with a history going back more than 4000 years. It was the home of Charlie Chaplin and his family for the last 25 years of his life.
Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Switzerland and one of the largest in Europe. In addition to these mermaid/seahorse sculptures, Lake Geneva is also inhabited by Sirene du Lac - the Mermaid of the Lake - which has a separate statue near Geneva at the other end of the lake.
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 88 in the book about this sculpture.