A photoblog of the Swiss capital, by Michael Tomsett
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...