Dwight Peck's personal website
visit to Switzerland, June 2007
graduated from university, soon to be off to job-hunting, Marlowe visits the Old
Dad in Switzerland.
Swiss cities: Thun
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
dreary, in fact a rainy day in Thun, 27 June 2007, but Marlowe's visiting so it's
like the sun is shining anyway.
Stadtkirche on the far side of the mighty Innere Aare.
The wooden bridge (the Alte Holzbrücke)
Sinnenbrücke over the Innere Aare
15th century disco
Rathaus-Platz, or town hall square
quiet, ancient Rathaus Platz, and DHL speeding things up a bit
castle peeking down vigilantly, just keeping an eye on how the burghers are doing
down at the Old Rathaus. Let's go see how those old Zahringers lived back in the
12th century, pretty well, I'll bet, compared to the townies.
Can we come in please? Won't disturb!!
Schloss Thun, frequently described as a "fairy tale castle"
certainly doesn't look vulnerable to main force. If you were ordered to conquer
it, "guile" would be my advice.
even after paying the admission fee, Homeland Security
view from the parapets, or turrets, or whatever. The Stadtkirche nearby (left),
and the two rivers Aare below -- the Innere Aare (nearer) and the Äussere
Aare on the far side.
the Rathaus Platz
year later, this working family seems scarcely to
have made any progress at all.
-- I simply cannot continue!
Conscientious Objector. (right) Casper and Damozel. Looks a little like "Beautiful
Luce" from the Château de Gruyères.
the Stadtkirche, the Bishop strides out to greet us and show us around the crypt
and the belfrey and what not.
Marlowe in the church porch
The view from the cathedral
leaving the château now; in fact, we're leaving Thun now.
as good as it gets. But why are the flags flying in different directions?
a little lonely up there.
Welcome to the Restaurant/hotel Zunfthaus zu Metzgern
Photos by Marlowe
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 3 September 2007, revised 2 September 2014.