Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Bern, two…

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After walking to the rear of the Parliament Building so we could see the view and the Aare River (muddy because of all the rain), we continued our stroll down-elevation past banks (lots of them…it’s Switzerland!) and casinos (in this case casino means opera house.)

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Also saw the sophisticated suicide barrier on the bridge…

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Our walk swung over to the center of the peninsula that is Bern so we could enjoy the Zytglogge. I am not an expert on world-wide clock towers, but this one seems to me to be one of the most special. It dates from 1530.

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The street artist was also fun…

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Walking to the rear of the tower puts you in the Kornhausplatz.

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There is the Ogre Fountain (child-eater). Possibly it was meant to scare mis-behaving children.

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We elected to stroll down Kramgasse a wide street that gives the sense of the arcades plus the cellars below that are also retail shops…

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Zähringen Fountain…a bear in full armor…

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The house where Einstein lived in 1905 when he developed the theory of relativity right here in Bern…

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The Samnson Fountain…

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We also walked around Bern’s 15th century Münster (Cathedral)…

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I could not get far enough away to get a full picture so you will have to piece it together in your brain…

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If you live in one of these houses in Bern…

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You get this as your yard…

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One more fountain (there are more than we actually walked past) before we went across the bridge to the BärenPark…of course, it was Justice…

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“Time is the justice that examines all offenders.”~Shakespeare

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(Snapseed app, Image Blender, Stackables, and Vintique)

Author: loisreynoldsmead

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3 thoughts on “Bern, two…

  1. Are the fountains painted metal?

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    • That was my first question, Jan! However, nowhere can I find that it is stated. They are painted but don’t know what is underneath. Sandstone is their most abundant building material there…all those buildings! I just wrote an email to the tourist office to see if anyone knows. I will let you know…just found a reference to one of the columns being stone…

      • So the tourist site wrote back (very fast!) and said that they are made of chalk…not quite the same as limestone but on the same order…now I am wondering if there is a translation problem here because chalk is so soft…

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