Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bern from the air

I was lucky enough to be on a flight last week that flew over Bern at low altitude - the sky was clear and I was able to capture this view, showing Bern, the alpine foothills and the Bernese Oberland alps, as well as the snaking loop of river Aare in the bottom right hand corner. By following the river round to the loop, you can pick out the medieval part of Bern (compare with this post). The pic is looking due south.

It's a little blurry, i hardly ever get sharp ground pics from the air because of the high speed of flight and the relative tinyness of the subject, grateful for any tips..

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Some shots from a cruise on Lake Thun

So I know this is the Bern City blog but sometimes you need to get out of the city!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Lake Thun at Spiez

It may have been Ted's last photo, but not mine...

Here's a picture of Lake Thun, very close to Berne. It's taken over the small town of Spiez, and there's a castle by the lakeside, visible if you click on the pic for the large version. Awesome place in summer, awesome place in winter :)