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Bern, Switzerland

A classic view of the ancient centre of the federal Swiss capital, Bern, photographed from the city’s Rose Garden terrace. Sadly, the view is often peppered with builders’ machinery, including the scaffolding which has been on various parts of the city minster with only a few short breaks since 1950.

Ulm Minster

I’d all but forgotten that we’d even visited Ulm, until I came across a set of photos of the interior of the minster.

Up the Aisle

When travelling, I like to see historic things. One of my regular stops is a local church; not for religious reasons, but because churches contain a compact version of the local history. From ruins to cathedrals, from the simple to the ornate, churches follow a very similar layout across the world but yet every oneā€¦ (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.

Bern city from Gurten

A panoramic view of the river Aare and much of the city of Bern, including the old town, the federal palace and minster. Photographed from the top of the viewing tower atop the neighbouring hill at Gurten.