Kirchenfeldbrücke, Bern, Switzerland

First opened in September 1883 after a 21 month building phase, the metal bridge spanned the gorge between the upper end of the original old city of Bern at the Casino and the area of Kirchenfeld to the south. The 41 metre high bridge was built along with 5 kilometres of city roadways by the English “Bern Land Company”, according…

Kirchenfeldbrücke, Bern, Switzerland

The Cablecom Debacle

The story of our Cablecom episode began when we looked into the possibilities of additional English cable channels at home in the Bernese Oberland. After several years of having just the most basic and outdated BBC Prime, which runs episodes of shows like Keeping Up Appearances and Dalziel and Pascoe as repeats several times per day, we…

The Cablecom Debacle

St. Andrew’s Dinner

Jo and I bumped into a couple on the train home from Milan a few weeks ago: a British guy working for the British Embassy in Bern, and his Russian fiancée. After talking about all sorts of stuff, including life as Brits abroad, we were invited to this year’s St. Andrew‘s Dinner to celebrate the Scottish patron saint’s day…

St. Andrew’s Dinner

Free photographic desktop wallpaper

I’m feeling generous: there are now large images online which my Flickr contacts can download at full 1920 x 1200 resolution, for use as a computer desktop wallpaper. For those lucky enough to have two screens, the images will match up to provide a panoramic image across both screens. Let me know if you’ve used this and how it holds…

Free photographic desktop wallpaper

Calendar 2009

I’ve spent time finishing off and uploading the last few shots of my Permanent Tourist calendar for 2009. The calendar, which I am publishing through the Lulu website, costs £28 plus postage and is printed at 34.29 cm x 48.25 cm, with coil binding, white interior paper (100gsm weight) and full-colour interior ink. It contains photos I’ve taken over the…

Calendar 2009