Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Church of the Holy Spirit



This is the baroque ceiling of the catholic Heiliggeistkirche opposite the train station in Bern. This pic here shows it from the outside.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cathedral interior

Bern has an impressive gothic cathedral, known as the Munster.



Here here and here are shots of the cathedral exterior and
this pic shows the cathedral on the Bernese skyline. Awesome.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Like cheese?



Try the Bündner Alphüsli cheese stand on the marketplace -



A Bündner is a product or person from the eastern Swiss Canton of Graubünden, known in French and English as the Grison mountains. Amongst other things, the Grisons are famous for the Davos and St. Moritz ski resorts. Not to mention the cheese, of course. And the sausage. And the pear rolls, stacked up on the left! Alphüsli is a real Swiss word and means little alpine house - I guess refering to the chalet-esque (sort of) stall...

You might like this other shot of the back of the market square, just behind the Bünder Alphüsli

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Brunngasse



This photo of Brunngasse (Fountain Street) reminds me of the 'middle-age fortress' feeling that Bern evokes. Inside the city walls, it's a quiet, safe place that time forgot. The rural surrounding countryside adds a buffer-zone to the fortress - it's at least an hour's drive north, east or west before you reach modern European civilization. And if you travel further south into the Alps, time slows down and eventually even starts to go backwards...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Clear view to the Alps at sunset


Last night was a good one. Cold air = good views

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bern sunset





Tonight's sunset from the Murihalden...the same place as this daytime panorama and this stop on Ted's tour

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pyrenées



According to this webpage, Café des Pyrénées, Kornhausplatz 17, is "jovial and unpretentious meeting place for artists, alcoholics and others with loud voices. Equal quantities of twenty- and forty-somethings crowd the place out nightly."

This pic is dedicated to the guilty parties who definitely know who they are.

Monday, November 06, 2006

How many bus drivers does it take to change a bulb?



Well, I can't think of a funny answer, but here's a guy from the local bus company, Bernmobil, doing just that.

Thursday, November 02, 2006