Submissions are highly encouraged and welcomed. Submissions must be on a white background. Traditionally rubbings have been on butcher paper. Since paper creases, the preferred material can be purchased at fabric stores. “Tear away” or Pellon are both fabrics that are easy to use while rubbing. Regular white fabric will work but due to the elasticity, it presents more challenges.

A black crayon is the best rubbing instrument. They are easy to find, inexpensive, and don’t smear. Unwrap the crayon and use the entire body of the crayon, not just the tip.

If you are unable to afford or find materials, please contact Steven Reigns to have supplies mailed to you.



United States


Scotty Joe Weaver
Bryars-McGill Cemetery
Perdido, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA


Municipal Cemetery
corner of E. 6th Avenue & Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, Alaska
Plaque reads: "Your Spirit Lives on, in Love, Peace and Pride"

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This memorial is located in the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. The boulder-shaped monument of rainbow granite bears the original GLBVA logo.

Philip Arthur Walsted
Evergreen Memorial Park
3015 North Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85705 USA

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Danny Lockin
Westminster Memorial Park
14801 Beach Boulevard, Westminster, Orange County, California, 92683 USA
Block 29, Section 219, Grave 4

Harvey Milk,
San Francisco Columbarium
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Cenotaph, Ground Floor

Hattie McDaniel
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
1831 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA 
Section D, immediately after entrance from Washington Blvd. McDaniel rests under three tall palm trees next to each other.

Holly Woodlawn
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Kevyn James Aucoin
Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery
3096 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70506 USA

Lawrence Fobes “Larry” King
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
5400 Valentine Road, Ventura, California, 93003 USA

Robert Henry “Bob” Mizer
Valhalla Memorial Park
10621 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California, 91606 USA
Memorial Park G Lot 6154 Space 1

Rock Hudson
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City)
“Tower of Memories”
69855 East Ramon Road, Cathedral City, California, 92234 USA

Sally Ride
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.01871, -118.47684

Thom Gun Thom (Thomson) William Gunn, poet, born August 29 1929; died April 25 2004 San Francisco?

Jane Warner Plaque
Intersection of 17th, Market, and Castro Streets

Carole Migden
Harvey Milk Plaza above a metal bench "almost impossible to notice."
San Francisco, CA

Alice B. Toklas Place (possibly a plaque, might just be a street sign)
Side street between O'Farrell and Geary Streets and bordered by Franklin and Larkin Streets
San Francisco, CA

California Veterans Memorial
Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA

Merv Griffin

Wil Geer: monument at the

Bulldog Baths130 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA

Bill Kraus
Plaquein Corona Heights Park on bench

Mark Bingham Gymnasium
Eureka Valley Recreation CenterCollingwood StreetSan Francisco

Adrienne Rich Plaque, San Francisco
T Line boarding ramp, AT&T Park Stop, King Street, on the outbound side.

Leonard Matlovich plaque: “It's on the large green apartment building on 18th Street, walking toward the Bear-bucks coffeehouse”

Harvey Milk

San Francisco: Gene Compton’s Cafeteria's%20plaque.jpg

Print Triangle Park:

Howl Plaque

San Francisco: In Harvey Milk Plaza, at the corner of Market and Castro, is a bronze plaque describing Harvey Milk's life

San Francisco: (Maybe in front of the Harvey Milk Library) A plaque in the sidewalk in front of the library explains Jose Sarria's legacy: Jose Sarria Court honors the humor, political savvy and talent of a great San Franciscan. Born in 1923, Sarria's performance career began in the 1950s. In 1961, Sarria ran for San Francisco City Supervisor, the first openly gay candidate to run for office in the United States.

San Francisco: Black Cat Café

Randy Shilits: Redwood Memorial GardensGuernevilleSonoma CountyCalifornia, USA

Paul Monette

Bill Kraus
Hans Christen Anderson
Betty Berzon
Rudolph Valentino
Tyrone PowerRamon Novarro
William Haines & partner
Jimmie Shields
Truman Capote
Morris Kite plaque in West Hollywood
Ivy Bottini plaque in West Hollywood
Transgender plaque in West Hollywood
Queers in Protest plaque in West Hollywood
Franklin Pangborn
James Whale
Errol Flynn
The first monument specifically dedicated to the memory of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered veterans was dedicated on Memorial Day, 27 May, 2001, through the cooperative efforts of AMVETS Post 66 and Palm Springs Gay Veterans.


Colorado Springs, Colo.: “America, the Beautiful” plaque at Pikes Peak, written by lesbian poet.

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Kitty Genovese
Lakeview Cemetery
New Canaan
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

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Auburndale: Ryan Keith Skipper’s grave, 1981-2007

Zora Hurston Grave

Miami: Pedro Zamora Vista Memorial Gardens
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Plot: "Eagles" mausoleum

Simmie Lewis Williams, Jr
Sunset Memorial Gardens
3201 NW 19 Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311 USA


Ricky Wilson from "The B-52s"
Oconee Hill Cemetery
297 Cemetery Street, Athens, Georgia, 30605 USA

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Dan Soto Mayor


James DeanPark Cemetery
FairmountGrant County
Indiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.43417, -85.64556

Cole Porter Mount Hope Cemetery
Peru, Miami County
Indiana, USA
Family plot

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New Orleans: Upstairs Lounge:

Tennessee Williams house in The Quarter

Plaque for hate crime victim Charles O. “Charlie” Howard, thrown off a downtown Bangor bridge and drowned in 1984 by young hoodlums. After 25 years, a monument to him was placed near the State Street Bridge beneath which he died.


Tallulah Bankhead Saint Paul's Churchyard
Kent County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 94

Devine “Harris Glenn Milstead” Prospect Hill Park Cemetery
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lower level, near a small parking area

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John Cheever
First Parish Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Bishop Hope Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Charlotte Cushman Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

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Scott B. Amedure Ottawa Park Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

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William S. Burroughs
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis city
Missouri, USA

Tennessee Williams Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum Saint Louis St. Louis city Missouri, USA


Tennessee Williams Plaque
on sidewalk
St. George’s Episcopal Church and Church
106 Sharkey Avenue
Clarksdale/Coahoma County

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New Hampshire

May Sarton Nelson Cemetery
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

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New Jersey

Allen Ginsberg
Gomel Chesed Cemetery
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: through third gate on left side, in back

Sakia Gunn
Fairmount Cemetery
620 Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, 07107 USA

Walt Whitman
Harleigh Cemetery
Camden County
New Jersey, USA

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New York

New York: In a small park on Christopher Street, across from the famed Stonewall Inn, New York City’s Gay Liberation Monument ( honors the struggle for GLBT rights with a quartet of George Segal sculptures—a pair of men and a pair of women.

The sign from The Oscar Wilde bookstore:

Candy Darling
Cherry Valley Cemetery
20-36 NY-166, Cherry Valley, NY 13320 USA

Dr Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11208 USA

Ed Koch Plaque
2 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Ed Koch Grave Marker
Trinity Cemetery in northern Manhattan

Paul Bowles Lakemont Cemetery
Yates County
New York, USA

Robert Ferro

Rockland Cemetery
201 Kings Hwy, Sparkill, NY 10976 USA
Section: H - Plot: 141 Robert and Michael are buried together under the Ferro-Grumley memorial

Robert Mapplethorpe Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133

Lilyan Tashman Washington Cemetery
Kings County
New York, USA
Plot: Palestine Lodge, 71, I.O.S.B. se

Michael Sandy
Pinelawn Memorial Park
Pinelawn Road and Wellwood Avenue, East Farmingdale, New York, 11735 USA

Montgomery Clift Friends Quaker Cemetery
Kings County
New York, USA

Frank O’Hara Green River Cemetery
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Roy Cohen
Union Field Cemetery

Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Small private family mausoleum

Susan Brownell Anthony Mount Hope Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 93

Frank O'Hara plaque

Willa Cather Plaque
on house she used to live
5 bank street
New York, NY 10014

Holocaust Memorial Park at Sheepshead Bay
Closest Subway stop is Sheepshead Bay on the "B" or "Q" lines.
It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the subway to the Park.

James Baldwin Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Hillcrest A, Grave 1203
Countee Cullen Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Langston Hughes: Though his ashes are scattered, there are several cenotaphs:
His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer leading to the auditorium named for him within the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.[][1]
The design on the floor covering his cremated remains is an African cosmogram titled Rivers.
The Langston Hughes Memorial Library on the campus of Lincoln University, as well as at the James Weldon Johnson Collection within the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Herman Melville Plaque104 East 26th Street

Eleanor Roosevelt plaque near her sculpture
72nd Street and Riverside Drive

Gertrude Stein plaque near her sculpture
Bryant Park, east side of park


North Carolina

Randall Scott: Elmwood Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section R

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Dayton: Natalie Barney plaque, Cooper Park, St. Clair at Third Street

Near Cleveland: Hart Crane. “10 feet from the Garrettsville police station there's a raised plaque that reads, "Hart Crane, internationally renowned poet, was born in Garrettsville."

Paul Lynde
Knox County
Ohio  USA

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Independence Hall:
Pennsylvania Historical Marker at Sixth and Chestnut street. The plaque is THE FIRST government-approved historic plaque in the nation recognizing the gay-rights struggle as U.S. history.

Read more: PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News. Phila gay news. philly news - Remembering making history

Andy Warhol
Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Bethel Park
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Marianne Moore Evergreen Cemetery
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Bessie Smith:
Mount Lawn Cemetery
Sharon Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section C Lot 26 Grave 3

Thomas Eakins Studio
possibily at 1729 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Round Rock Cemetery
Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Section C, Row 2, Stone, 3

Legacy of Love
Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 

Leslie Cochran
Cook-Walden Memorial Gardens Cemetery
14501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660 USA
Garden of Risen Christ

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Gore Vidal
Rock Creek Cemetery
201 Allison St NW, Washington DC, 20011 USA
Section E-16

James Broughton
Laurel Grove Cemetery
Cemetery St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Robert Boyle “Bobbi” Campbell, Jr
New Tacoma Cemetery
9221 Chambers Creek Road. W., University Place, Pierce County, Washington, 98467 USA
Catholic Garden

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Matthew Sheppard
A plaque honoring slain University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is part of a bench located near the Arts & Sciences building.



Homomonument Amsterdam
Westermarkt, 1016 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manfred Langer
Amsterdam Begraafplaats Zorgvlied
Amsteldk 273, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1079LL Netherlands

Willem Arondeus and others
Plantage Kerklaan 36, 1018 CZ Amsterdam


WH Auden, The Cemetery at Kirchstatten. Upper Austria (Oberosterreich)


Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial
Green Park, Sydney, Australia
46CC+54 Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Josef “Heinz Heger” Kohout
Friedhof Baumgarten, Waidhausenstr. 52, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), 1140 Austria

Memorial to Dr George Duncan erected along the River Torrens, southern end of the Adelaide University footbridge

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Alexander Wood Plaques
Church Street & Wood Street

University of Toronto Homophile Association

University of Toronto’s University College
"east side of the college" 

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Manchester England and Warring Crest : Alan Turning plaque:

Alan Turning
Sackville Park

Derek Jarman St Clement Churchyard
Old Romney
Kent, England

Edward Carpenter
"Edward Carpenter, 1844-1929, Author, was born here."
47 Brunswick Square, Hove, England, UK

Joe Orton Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
Greater London, England
(There is also a plaque outside his house)

Plaque honoring memory of Andrea Dykes, John Light and Nick Moore
Victims of Nail Bomb attack in 1999
Admiral Duncan Lounge
Old Compton Street
SOHO, London

First Gay Rights March
plaque by Outrage
On side of Islington Victim Support building. Plaque faces the junction of Highbury Place and Highbury Crescent
Highbury Fields, London 

Unknown but it’d be great to have a rubbing of it:

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Oscar Wilde
Gertrude Stein
Alice B Toklas [Cimetière du Père Lachaise][1] [1]:

Jean Cocteau:
2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton, France (please also get rubbing of his face impression on outside marker)

Natzweiler-Struthof, Bas-Rhin Vosges Mountains close to the Alsatian village of Natzwiller (German Natzweiler) in France, and the town of Schirmeck, about 50 km south west from the city of Strasbourg. plaque reads: "To the memory of victims of Nazi barbarism, deported on grounds of homosexuality"

Edith Warton Plaque
53, rue de Varenne, Paris 7e 

Pierre Seel
Memorial plate on a façade of the Mulhouse City Theatre
39 Rue de la Sinne, 68100 Mulhouse, France

Pierre Seel Marker
Theatre of Mulhouse

Pierre Seel
Pierre Seel Street plates, in Toulouse, France
The street is between the street Bernard Mulé and the Port Saint-Saver, opposite the barracks of the firemen.

Plaque in memory of the execution of Jean Diot and Bruno Lenoir, burned on July 6, 1750 because of their homosexuality.
67 Rue Montorgueil, Paris, France at the intersection of rue Bachaumont

Rue Pierre Seel Street Sign
Toulouse, France

Micheline Maurel marker
Saint Malo (northwestern France on the English Channel)


Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Ile-de-France Region, France
Plot: Division 4, #6... See More
GPS (lat/lon): 48.86073, 2.39115

Nathalie Clifford Barney Cimetiere de Passy
ParisIle-de-France Region, France

Renee Vivian

Magnus Hirschfeld Cimetiére du Château
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region, France
Pierre Seel, Cimetière de Bram
Aude, France

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Memorial on bank of Rhine River
Wallraf-Richarts-Museum, Koln, near Hohenzollernbruke
Text reads, "The gay and lesbian victims of national socialism husded killed."

Dachau Museum Indoor plaque

Ernst Rohm
Westfriedhof München
Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

Frankfurt Angel
Klaus-Mann-Platz, near the intersection of Schäfergasse and Alte Gasse.

The Frankfurter Engel by Rosemarie Trockel
Frankfurt, Germany at the crossroads of Schäfergasse and Alte Gasse

Homosexual Memorial at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Weimar, Germany
Between 1937 and 1945, some 650 German homosexuals were imprisoned in Buchenwald alone. The majority of them wore the pink triangle. One in three of them perished. They are commemorated by a memorial stone at the site of former block no. 45.

Homosexual Memorial at Sachsenhausen and Museum
Oranienburg, Germany
Translation of plaque, "Deathblow, deadly silence of the homosexual victims of National Socialism."

Johann Boltz Memorial stone, died at Dachau Concentration Camp
Savignystraße 55 (62)

Karl Ludwig Manzel
Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf
Bahnhofstraße 2, 14532 Stahnsdorf, Germany
Plot: Block Heilig Geist

Lothar “Charlotte von Mahlsdorf” Berfelde
Friedhof Mahlsdorf, Mahlsdorf, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin, Germany
W 403

Natzwiller-Struthof Concentration Camp
Wall of Remembrance 
Alsace, Germany

Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
Bergedorf district,Hamburg, Germany.

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial plaque

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial Pillar
River Spree in Tiergarten, near Congress Hall (House of World Cultures) 

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Michael A Hess
Sean Ross Abby

County Tipperary, Ireland
Subject of film Philomena and book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee

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George Gordon Byron "Lord Byron"
Plaque outside the Armenian Monastery Mechitarist on the island of San Lazzaro in Venice
Isola Di San Lazzaro, 30126 Venezia Lido VE, Italy

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Civic Cemetery
Abruzzi, Italy
Plot: 5095; vicinity (left side) of Persichetti mausoleum

Gay Internment Camp Plaque
island of San Domino in the Tremiti Archipelago in the Adriatic

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Fourth International Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jews
plaque in wooded forest in Lahav Israel

Gay Holocaust Victims Memorial
outside the Municipal LGBT Community Centre in Tel Aviv's Meir Park (Gan Meir)
plaque reads: In memory of those persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity."

Karl Meir Baer
Kiryat Shaul Cemetery
Kiryat Sha'ul Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims in Meir Garden
Located across the street from the Tel Aviv Municipal LGBT Community Center in Meir Garden/Meir Park/Gan Meir
Tchernikhovski St 22a, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust
“This marks the location of the cover photograph for the iconic David Bowie album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.”
23 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BF, UK

Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst Memorial
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA, UK
It stands at the entrance to Victoria Tower Gardens, south of Victoria Tower at the southwest corner of the Palace of Westminster.

Eugen Sandow
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
Stag Lane, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, SW15 3DZ England

George Gordon Byron "Lord Byron"
“Lord Byron, widely regarded as one of the greatest British poets was born here, 22 January 1788.”
Attached to the John Lewis store on the south-west side of Holles Street just north of the junction with Oxford Street.

Ivy Compton-Burnett
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
Stag Ln, Wimbledon, London SW15 3DZ, UK

Jody Dobrowski’s bench, hate crime victim
Clapham Common, SW4 9 London, United Kingdom
The commemorative bench to Jody is on a mound in the Battersea woods part of the common and there is a little wildflower bed below it.

Marguerite “John” Radclyffe-Hall
Highgate Cemetery (West)
Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, UK

Peter Tatchell, Gay rights campaigner 
"Campaigner for human rights, gay freedom and social justice. Lived Here."
62 Arrol House, Rockingham Street, London SE1 6QL


Jean Genet
Larache Christian Cemetery
Tanger-Tetouan Region, Morocco

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Willem Arondeus and Sjoerd Bakker
Are buried at the Eerebegraafplaats Bloemendaal in the
Zuid-Kennemerland National Park
Zeeweg 12, 2051 EC Overveen, Netherlands

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Jennifer / Jeffrey Laude
Heritage Garden
Del Rosario Street, Tabacuhan, Santa Rita, 2200 Olongapo, Philippines


LGBT Memorial
Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Located near the avenue del Marquès de l'Argentera entrance

Memorial to LGBTQ People Ciutadella Park Plaque reads: In memory of the gays, lesbians and transsexual people who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona 2011.

Pink Triangle Monument Against Homophobia
Passeig Marítim, 10-16, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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Freddy Mercury Statue
Market Square, facing Lake Geneva
Montreux, Switzerland
The plaque is very shallow and will require a detailed hand.

Freddie Mercury statue by Irena Sedlecka
place du Marche 6B, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Quai Ernest Ansermet

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