The hills are alive!
The hills are alive! | 2011-09-15 23:32:13
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, iso 100

~ The hills are alive, with the sound of music ~ I arrived September 8th at Bern in Switzerland, the city I may call my home for the next three months! So far I really like it and have already done a few typical Bernese things like floating down the river Aare (not for the unexperienced swimmers because of the strong current) and foremost joining the slow-down movement. Let me explain: Bern is one of the slowest cities in Europe, if not in the world. City life is happening around the old town, which is not really big but nice and almost car-free. Partly due to this, all people are very laid-back and relaxed as no-one is in a hurry since you can easily reach everything on foot. To slow down further, you could play live chess (on one of the approximately 10 big chessboards with big wooden pieces I've counted so far) or sit down on one of the many benches in for instance the munsterpark or the park in front of the university. This photo has been shot from the terrace of the house of parliament. Please note that you can actually see the Alps on this photo! Imagine living in this environment!! :)

Categories: [Buildings]   [Canon EF24-70 f/2.8L]   [Canon EOS 5D Mark II]   [Nature]   [Urban]  

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