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Day in Bern

We walked for about four hours in Bern on Saturday. I shared some of the photos with you already but thought I’d share a few more.

Bern, Switzerland

There was a big market where we bought some fruit to snack on.

Georgia protest in Bern

We watched a rally supporting Georgia. The sign reads “The more Europe cares, the fewer are the victims!”

Bern, Switzerland

I took a photo of this metal man at the end of May. He has gotten a bit greener since then!

Bern, Switzerland

One of the Bern bears in the bear pit. It makes me sad to see the bears sitting back waiting for someone to drop food into their mouth. I really wish the city would build a more spacious enclosure that resembled a more natural habitat for the bears. I thought I read that the city was going to but now I can’t find any information on it.

Bern, Switzerland

I was dying to read the card that dangled from the bright red balloon.

Bern, Switzerland

Picture perfect windows.

Bern, Switzerland

I love the contrasts in this photo but the refection is my favorite part.

Bern, Switzerland

We ended up walking to the bridge and crossing it to explore the other side.

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss colors (red and white) give the building color and life.

Bern, Switzerland

Every time I walk by this building I can’t help but admire it.

Bern, Switzerland

The color and lines screamed to be photographed. The added element of men pulling vending machines across boards certainly made it more interesting.

Old US Embassy in Bern

The old Embassy of the United States of America in Bern. Notice that the lettering has been removed from the building but the words are still legible.


The building has two of these light fixtures attached to the building near an entrance that was not fenced in. Even if the building stands empty the symbols remain.

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  • SwissGuy August 26, 2008, 11:26 pm

    It’s currently being built and will be finished next year.
    The bears are going to have a spacious new home down by the river (about 10’000 square metres; see http://www.baerenpark-bern.ch – the website is only in German though)

  • sissi August 27, 2008, 2:51 am

    My heart ache!
    I see Switzerland and I am thinking about my dh over there,in our home,sniff, sniff
    There is something about switzerland, it grows on you and you miss it while you’re away.
    Yes, there is something about this country, a feeling of warmth, security and quiet happiness, it is hard to explain…

  • Pumpkin August 27, 2008, 7:09 pm

    Swiss Guy,
    Thank you because I was sure I read something about it. I read that the bears were even going to be able to swim in the river and catch their own fish.

    I really need to learn to read German now that I can read in French!!! It is driving me nuts because I can’t read the site and other sites that are Swiss.


    You summed up exactly what I felt while we were on vacation for two weeks this summer. I loved being on vacation but I could not wait to be back home in our mountains and Switzerland. I now know that we will never leave Switzerland. We are home.

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