Friday, December 27, 2013

Hazy Bern

Christmas are past and Radek has still a couple of free days left so we decided to use the time wisely and do something else than my usual 'staying at home'. It's a pity I am ill though, nevertheless I feel like getting out and so we went east - to Bern anf Thun. Bern is the capital city of Switzerland well known for its bears (emblem of the city). I have already visited it twice in the past but each time was a bit different. This year we were greeted by a thick mist which made the city look dim and mystical.
We parked our car by the bear cave which is situated just by the river with a nice view on the city. Pas de chance though - I guess the beras were sleeping so the carrots we had taken with us remained in our rucksack.

Then we went past the bridge to stroll down the main bernenian alley and admire beautiful ornaments on the tenement houses and throw ourselves into the remains of the Christmas atmosphere. I guess it was good time to visit the city - the Christmas rush was by no means over, yet there were a lot of people (mainly tourists) who made the old town vibrant.

We continued walking and passed by what seemed to be the town hall, cathedral, well known tower clock and a couple of other fancy buildings. At the end we found a Christmas market next to a coffee house we stepped in to warm up. After this short but restorative break we went back the same route. Surprisingly, I noticed a lot of different details on the way back. Perhaps a change of an angle makes the difference while observing the world surrounding us. Also, the mist became less thick so it made us see the colours a bit better. We didn't stop any more and went straight to the car to continue on our day trip and go to Thun.

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