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Thursday, July 22, 2010


I had a wonderful adventure in Europe for the past two weeks.  Over the rest of the summer I hope to share with you some pictures and stories from my trip.  Here are a few pictures from Geneva and Bern.

Eglise Russe, also known as the Cathedrale Orthodox Russe, the Russian Orthodox Church in Geneva.

The "Broken Chair" in front of the UN stands 39 feet high; it's huge!  Made of wood by Swiss artist Daniel Berset, it symbolizes opposition to land mines and cluster bombs, and acts as a reminder to politicians and others visiting Geneva. It stands across the street from the Palace of Nations, in Geneva.

The old section of Bern on a Sunday, a good day to visit because as you can see not many people were wandering around.  In Switzerland there are public fountains like this all over the place to fill a water bottle from.  The water is delicious and cold!

Henry Moore reclining woman sculpture in front of the LES MUSÉES D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE 

Stone lion watches the Jet d'Eau

I met Alba, an architecture student from Barcelona, on the train to Bern. We had a lovely chat about the world as we passed by Lausanne.  She was on her way to Germany to visit her boyfriend and I was traveling to Bern to see the works of Paul Klee.  I couldn't help myself and had to snap a few pictures of what looked like a heavenly place.

I spent the most wonderful day at Zentrum Paul Klee.  I plan to do a post focused just on Klee, but in the meanwhile here are a couple of shots I took.  While asking for help on how to buy a ticket for the bus I met Martina, who was dressed in the clothes of my dreams.  Turns out she works in a very upscale clothing store in Lucerne.  Anyhow she decided to go to see the Klee show as well, we had a grand time even with the language barrier!

Zentrum Paul Klee was designed by Renzo Piano 

Abstraction of Klee's painting in sculpture in front of the Zentrum

Well that's all for today.  More to follow.

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