Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Bernese History Museum

The museum is situated on Helvetiaplatz, off the Bern "island" at the other end the Helvetiabrücke. I like the way the roof of the building is shaped to fit in with the distant mountains.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Modern-day Berne

While the character and core of Berne are definitely its medieval old town, I don't want to mislead you by only showing pics of the old town. The old town is now completely surrounded with fin-de-siècle and 20th century developments. Here a few representative snaps:

typical street in a "sleeping quarter" (where people live but don't work!)

typical apartment block

a school house

the swinging 60s