Monday, November 8

Bern...

Is your city ranked 10th for the best quality of life?
Unless you live in Bern, Switzerland the answer is no.
That's a pretty amazing title...which has me wondering who is #1.The Zytglogge, (below) in one of the languages spoken in Bern...
Bernese German, meaning "Time Bell".
This is UNESCO World Culture Heritage site is a
huge tourist attraction due to it's 800 years of existence.
Yes, 800 years! (Below)

Countless water fountains with stories as beautiful
as the works of art are scattered throughout the city.
As luck would have it....we were in Bern on a gray rainy
day. Thankfully, this old city also has Europe's longest
covered promenade.
Mama Bear, Papa Bear and two adorable cubs.....
They didn't seem to mind the pouring rain. In fact, it looks like
Papa Bear was as comfy as they come.


Nothing prepares you for the sight of a 15th Century Gothic cathedral.
The Münster of Bern is breathtaking. Years of detail...every step taken.


The Last Judgment is represented here in the main portal...where
the wicked are separated from the righteous.
The righteous are clothed and dressed in white while the wicked
on the left are naked...Justice stands in the middle.


Home to Albert Einstein while writing the Annus Mirabilis papers.
These published articles on space, time and matter have
a direct impact on the foundation of modern physics today.
Show off... hee hee


Bern is the capital of Switzerland.
Click here to read about their government.

The city of Bern or Berne (German: Bern, pronounced [ˈbɛɐn]; French: Berne [bɛʁn]; Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna]; Romansh: Berna [ˈbɛrnə]; Bernese German: Bärn [b̥æːrn])

What's next....Chocolate and Cheese!

3 comments:

Mimi said...

I am amazed by your pictures, I can't imagine actually being there!

Hugs,
Mimi

Eva Gallant said...

Your photos blow me away! Thanks for sharing them. So much history, so much beauty!

Scientific Housewife said...

Gorgeous, I want to be there now!