Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bern, Switzerland Jan 2013

statues everywhere in center of Bern, including the hunting bear (bern in german) 

another statue in town

yet another

 1600's clock tower which chimes on the hour

close-up of cathedral door, incredible work carving

cathedral door

scott in front of door

the bern bear is everywhere. 

old homes in bern

pretty store window

houses in city center, near the river

Aare river

funny sculpture in bern center, right on the track!

Bern city hall with skating ring in front

view from our hotel window

church ceiling

klee painting

good exhibit of itten and klee at art museum
We (Scott, Matthew and I) had a January overnight in Bern. took train from Milan which is a beautiful train ride passing by Lago Maggiore in Italy and Lake Thun in Switzerland. At one point you can see the Matterhorn. Alps were snow-covered but much to my disappointment we did not have snow in Bern, although we did get to experience some very cold weather. Was good as the cold weather encouraged eating a heavy dinner of cheese fondue and rostis! and of course there is the chocolate.. Was good to get back to the Italian diet.

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