My first view of the charming town of Bern as I exited the bus.
|One of the most charming towns, Bern, Switzerland.|
|The bridge over the Aare River that leads into the city.|
|The residence of these buildings has a view of 'The Bear' park across the river.|
|Visitors can view the bears from above or from the river walk.|
|The cement quarters the bears once called home.|
|Old style Bern flag, the bear is always represented as a male.|
|These small houses add a charming element to the architecture of the buildings.|
|Charming detail added to the smoke stacks.|
Walking down the main street of Old Town Bern, Switzerland, fountains with statues stand in the center of the street.
One of the eleven fountains in Bern. This is 'Lady Justice' erected in 1543 and stands in the center of Gerechtigkeitsgasse or Justice Street.
The Fountain of Justice is listed as a cultural heritage of national significance because it is the only Bernese fountain to retain all of the original design elements.
Looking up at the facades of windows, you will see full sized statues on pedestals that represent some the towns craft people from times gone by.
|A leather worker or tanner.|