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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Precise photographic viewpoints at Bern’s Rosengarten

When finding a great view, most photographers will raise their camera and take a picture. By finding the best viewpoint, most photos can be improved.

Someiyoshino in Bern

The Someiyoshino (Japanese cherry trees) on the hillside below Bern’s Rosengarten park were given as a gift by Yoshiyuki Urata in 1975, after he visited and was very taken with the city. They bloom in early April and the spectacle only lasts a few days, before the blossom falls. I was lucky enough to get time to photograph them… (Read More)

Rose garden… before the roses

The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.

Cherry blossom