Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
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
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
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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.