Good Morning

River Aare 02.09 (1)

Guess who took a wheelie home in the chair along the river bank. Yes, I was out again yesterday. I can fit my walks nicely into the afternoon between 3.00 and 4.30 p.m. more or less: sometimes later and sometimes earlier. Mr. Swiss always asks where I am going and I answer “no idea” although I like to go into town because things are always changing there. There might be an event and yesterday there was.

One wheel bikers on St.Ursen steps 02.09 (1)

It was nothing really special, but as I turned the corner after entering the town I noticed people were grouped looking at something on the stairs of the cathedral. Cyclists, mostly youngsters,  were were wheeling on the steps, but not the normal bike, the one wheeled version. It must be a special club for such bikes. I was quite impressed as I cannot even ride a normal two wheeler.

Wengibruck 02.09 (2)

I am now getting quite daring with my excursions, but our town is not so big. This time I travelled to the next bridge, the Wengi bridge. It was the only bridge with road traffic, but that has also now been reduced. Cars are no longer allowed to cross the bridge, only the local bus routes use it, or bikes (and wheelchairs). Basically I am not allowed to used the roads as my wheelchair is subject to pedestrian laws, but if they insist on making paving with high kerbs up and down, I avoid them when possible. Slopes are more pleasant when wheeling along.


When you leave the bridge and turn towards town you cross the Landhaus Quai, what I call the restaurant mile. On the left is one restaurant after the other. In the hot days you only see the open sun umbrellas where the people sit. In the distance on the right is our Landhaus, used for various functions and exhibitions and if you continue along the river a little more than a kilometer you arrive at our village.

Gull 02.09 (5)

As I crossed another bridge to turn homewards I saw this bird sitting on one of the lights on the bridge. Luckily he stayed where he was for a nice closeup. It looks like a gull of some sort, but no idea what sort. I seem to be becoming an ornithologist with my camera.

Eventually I arrived back home to my computer and various stuff I like to write, usually late afternoon. My creative juices flow better at that time. I also had photos to upload and Mr. Swiss was not feeling so good. This morning I was supposed to take him for a medical examination, but we have postposed it until next week. I am glad as I would have had to take him this morning around 7.00, afterwards go shopping to combine it all in one excursion and pick him up afterwards. This would mean no time for a shower or breakfast. He would not be allowed to eat in any case, but I would starve without my morning bread and jam and cup of tea and going places without having a shower in the morning is not my thing.

Baseltor 02 (2)

I have a shopping trip today, perhaps I might go on my own. I have already made the list so no problem. Weather is OK at the moment. Looks a little like rain, but not really, but I now have to think about wearing something warmer. As I sit outside on the porch writing I can hear that the crows are flying again. I think I would miss their noise otherwise. Church bells are also ringing in the background and I am now off to take a walk through the apartment, yes, with my vacuum cleaner. Have a good start to the week everyone.

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. For a small town, your town certainly has some substantial buildings in it. I am amazed at how that works. San Jose is the tenth most populous city in America, but because of how and when it developed, it does not have a very impressive skyline like other cities that were big earlier in history when getting around as not so easy. (San Jose was developed more as a suburban city than an urban city.) Conversely, Long Beach in Los Angeles County, which is a significantly smaller city, has a more interesting skyline. It developed at a time when such architecture worked. They had to fit more office space into a smaller area, so built upward. In Oklahoma, there was no Victorian architecture because Oklahoma was not a state during the Victorian period. It is all so strange.

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    • It is a very old town, founded by the Romans. It was the seat of the French ambassador for many years and a centre for watchmaking with many companies. It also has an industrial presence with many engineering companies. I worked for 30 years as an export clerk for a company producing end mills exporting all over the world. Many of our buildings In the old town are original and have been preserved in the same style under protection. Bern, the capital City, is Style. The French speaking towns have their own styles, but it has all been preserved. Generally the industrial parts are outside the towns giving employment to various villages.

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      • San Jose and other towns in the region are only about two centuries old, but are poorly preserved. I always thought that we should preserve what little history we have. Unfortunately, most of our history involves the orchards, which once occupied all the space that was needed for everything else that came later.

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  2. I like the architecture and the space looks ideal for strolling or wheeling as the case may be. Who doesn’t like a town with a river running through it? I think you probably have different gulls from those of us in the southern hemisphere but I would guess that whatever it is it is a juvenile. Young gulls here usually have that mottled pattern and lose it as they get older.
    Dennis, my German blogger friend, often has pictures of birds on his site so he might know what it is.

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    • Although the side streets are quite narrow, there is still plenty of space as traffic is only allowed ar certain times and only for taxis and business deliveries or work is probably a gull of some kind as we usually see them more when the come inland in the colder seasons

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  3. Your town looks more interesting each time I see it. You are showing more people and activities. It’s fascinating. I have got to do some driving too because Garry’s pretty tired and so am I. We’ll have to take turns.

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    • Since I gathered the courage to go to town I am discovering more and more each time. There is always something new happening and I mst say from a wheelchair I have a comfortable seat. I am now looking forward to the town fair.


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