Posts about Bern (Berne)

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

Where Toblerone comes from*

A recent blog post by a fellow Brit resident in Switzerland prompted me to head out into Bern. My goal for the lunchtime trip was a university building to the north of the railway tracks; a blue-painted building in the style common throughout the city, which dates to the end of the nineteenth century and whose original use is synonymous with the production of Swiss chocolate.

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Motor racing in the old city of Bern

I watched the trailer for the fifth version of driving simulation software Gran Turismo with great interest, when I saw that there are segments of the film containing computer-generated sections of the historic city of Bern.

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New Desk Memories

I’ve been going through my website recently to tidy up some of the older archived articles and came across this collage of the desk where I worked in Brienz until 2008. Since then, I’ve been working in Bern and I decided that about time I took a new collage of photos here too.

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Studio fun

I return to the studio this weekend, to use full studio lighting for the first time in many years and share experience and ideas with a number of colleagues from the Swiss Strobist group.

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Schwellenmätteli, Bern

The Schwellenmätteli is a restaurant built on the banks of the Aare river, beneath the Kirchenfeld bridge and the old city of Bern.

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Skylight

The first photo from a portrait session in the PROGR building in Bern, to which I will be returning from time to time as a new indoor location for my portrait and “theatrical” photography.

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Imogen Heap in Bern

A snapshot from the crowd of Imogen Heap, a British singer-songwriter, performing live at Bee Flat in Bern on 10th March.

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Looking for location suggestions

I am continually on the lookout for interesting and characterful places to use in my photography and I am compiling a list of possible locations, to which I can return in the future and use in my photography.

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Sulgenbach Park, Bern

One of my favourite finds during my lunchtime walks around the city of Bern, this park is a haven of quiet and surrounded by a mix of views and architecture from the earlier part of the 20th century and onwards.

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