Bern: Where the Bears Are

Apparently, bears are a BIG thing here.  In all forms: wood, bronze, stone….

Don't feed the bears, Yogi.

Don’t feed the bears, Yogi.

Including chocolate. Especially chocolate and other confectionaries. How I got away without a photo of bears in some edible form I cannot imagine. But YOU can….

Other woodland creatures made of chocolate

Other woodland creatures made of chocolate, so imagine a bear.

But the biggest thing in Bern, bear-wise, is living and breathing, and chilling out in the Bear Pit.

See the bear couple? Wait, I'll get closer...

See the bear couple? Wait, I’ll get closer…

Gotta love a zoom lens.

Gotta love a zoom lens.

The best thing about the Bear Park, though, is the VIEW!

This is the view of Bern from the Park, bears at your feet. Note all the people cooling their feet in the river.

This is the view of Bern from the Park, bears at your feet. Note all the people cooling their toes in the river.

Random people floated by, coolers attached. Once even a little boat came by. Stoney recorded a small pasture of goats next to the Bear Pit, and it is filled with the tinkle of goat bells. Very interesting. This is where all the tourists were, because traffic was pretty light everywhere else.

Other scenes:

Just one of many giant chess boards.

Just one of many giant chess boards.

The cathedral here looks, oh, pointy-er somehow.

The cathedral here looks, oh, pointy-er somehow.

Ice cream, anyone?

Ice cream, anyone?

This, to me, is the iconic Bern street scene, especially the window planters filled with red geraniums.

This, to me, is the iconic Bern street scene, especially the window planters filled with red geraniums.

From here, we’ll be going to the city of Thun. See you there!

 

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2 responses to “Bern: Where the Bears Are

  1. Myriah

    That photo of teddy really makes it look like he’s walking around town with a 4 ft tall ice cream cone. Love it.

    • 4pam

      Isn’t it awesome! It was attached to the patio where the ice cream shop was, but it seemed the perfect size! Isn’t his expression awesome?

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