Posts about Bern (Berne)

“Bern” (or “Berne” in French) is the federal capital city of Switzerland, as well as the canton containing the city.

  • Passers-by

    Sitting on the steps outside one of the shops in Bern’s Marktgasse a couple of weeks ago, watching the world go by.

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  • Random things in May

    May is a funny month for me. The countryside is green and lush, with lots of flowers in the meadows and a pleasant mix of cooling rain and warming sunshine, but I often feel a little frustration because the higher mountains are often still covered with slushy snow. This year, I’ve been spending a lot […]

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  • Urban nature

    Walking by the river in Bern, where the views and scenes are more interesting than beautiful. (At least, at this time of year and under uninspiring weather conditions.)

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  • Bern by night, 2011

    Bern by night, 2011

    My first little video put together using Adobe Premier Pro, using some old video clips from 2011.

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  • Those damned Reds

    I met with a client yesterday at their modern office in a part of central Bern which is a former hipster area and which is plagued by graffiti artists and substance abusers. Although the building is new and freshly-finished with some attractive brickwork, it’s only a matter of time before it, too, will be sprayed […]

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  • Lili from Bern band Choo Choo in 2011

    Jump

    Once upon a time with the band of friends at the Reithalle in Bern.

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  • Hireleni

  • Green as Grimsel

  • Sundlauenen to Merligen

    Catching the ship from Faulensee to Sundlauenen, hiking through the forest past St. Beatus Caves to Merligen, and then home by paddle steamer.

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  • The boy on a pogo stick

    Roses wave gently in the breeze, and a wood pigeon coos from a tree, unseen. A cyclist glides silently by and a muffled, childish swear word echoes quietly from a nearby football pitch. Bees buzz, breezes waft, and a boy bounces past on a pogo stick.

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  • A new role at WordPress agency cubetech

    After six years with my current employer, the time has come to move into a role which better suits my abilities and which will provide me with new challenges. I’m really excited that I’ve been asked to join WordPress agency Cubetech in Bern as Head of Development.

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  • Iseltwald am Brienzersee

    A spring-like day and an afternoon stroll around a little village on the shore of Lake Brienz.

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  • Niederhorn, Switzerland

    Heaven is this

    Sitting, cross-legged, a couple of arms’ length from the edge of a two-and-a-half-thousand foot drop to the valley floor, watching clouds drift across the lake into the distance.

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  • Susten Pass, Switzerland

    The view around the corner at Susten Pass

    Finding a magnificent view of a scene I know well, by going up a little road and turning a corner.

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  • Ligerz, Switzerland

    The vineyards on Lake Biel

    A great spot to photograph the vineyards and sixteenth-century church at Ligerz, on the shores of Lake Biel.

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  • Wyssebach Falls, Susten, Switzerland

    Stunning

    There’s a trend these days for people to use the word “stunning”: from tabloid newspapers to t.v. presenters. And their use of the word so often makes everyone else use it. A view of the sea: “stunning”. A fashionable dress: “stunning”. A film star looking average on a red carpet somewhere: “stunning”. I think that use of the […]

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  • Oeschinenalp to Blüemlisalp glacier via Heuberg and Oberbärgli

    Hiking along a panoramic path above the lake at Oeschinensee and then over-doing it on a much steeper, rockier path on the way to the Blümlisalphütte.

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  • Photographing the Milky Way

    I’m certainly no stranger to long-exposure photography. But during the few years that we’ve lived in a flat with a balcony and an unobstructed view of the night sky, I’ve come to realize that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was […]

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  • Chüematte to Gemmenalphorn

    Whilst many travel up to the top of the Niederhorn ridge by cable car – one of the most expensive ones by distance in the whole region – there’s a much better alternative for the fitter visitor. There’s a private, tolled road leading up from Waldegg, at Beatenberg, to farm buildings on the mountain, which drivers […]

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  • Nature.Urban.Lights

    Nature.Urban.Lights

    It’s always nice to enjoy a time lapse sequence filmed in Swiss locations. Even more so to enjoy one filmed in places across the region I call home – Canton Bern.

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  • Gwatt lake shore, Thun

    The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.

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