The Foreign Service Journal, September 2020

94 SEPTEMBER 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/ event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to . T he town of Annecy, France, is situated on crystal-clear Lake Annecy, about 35 kilometers south of Geneva. The town is sometimes called the “Venice of the Alps” for the canals that run through its old section. The area is naturally picturesque, and usually (when there’s not a global pandemic) loaded with tourists. Art and sculpture are everywhere, such as the six kaleidoscopic spheres created by artist Elsa Tomkowiak that bob on Lake Annecy. Inflatable and 15 feet in diameter, the floating rainbow-colored installation presents a stunning view, drawing visitors’ eye to the panorama of the lake as they stroll along Albigny Promenade. n BY BRIAN AGGELER n ANNECY, FRANCE Brian Aggeler and his wife, Angela, are a tandem couple on their first assignments to separate posts, he as deputy chief of mission in Paris and she as deputy chief of mission in Islamabad. Brian took this picture with his iPhone in July, on one of their last trips before Angela left for Pakistan.