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5/23/2006: Bern

5/23/2006: Bern
Some sceneries taken by Pravet from the second deck of the train.
Views aren't clear because he had to take through the window glass of the train.
Swiss technique of keeping grass evenly is to let herds of cows graze the land.
The longest shopping arcade in the world (about 6 km) with brand name stores.
Bern Bahnhof
Bern was founded in 1191 and considered to be a true gem of medieval architecture in Europe.
With its sandstone and limestone buildings, medieval arcades, Renaissance fountains with colorful figures, and beautiful original cityscape made it 
a "World Heritage" town.
Piper's Fountain
Spitalgasse (gasse=street)
Pravet now has a nickname - Jam Man - for he tries to be in every picutre I took!
Seen in background is the Prison Tower.
Fruit and flower market, with dome of Parliament in the background.
This bouquet is for everyone who visits my site.
This is now Marktgasse.
Musketeer Fountain with Clock Tower.
Clock Tower square.
Zeitglockenturm or Clock Tower, is as much the symbol of Bern as the bear.
Below the main east face of the clock is an intricate astronomical and astrological device.
Chronos with his hourglass and the parade of bears.
What draws people here is a little display of mechanical figures - which is set into motion four minutes before every hour on the clock’s east face.
The bell is chimed every hour.
Notice the distance of the hammer from the bell.
Coronado hotel in Zurich.
It's about 10-15 min. ride from Zurich Hauptbahnhof.
Tram and bus stops are right across the hotel.

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