Today would have been a good day to go shopping in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, although being a Sunday the stores would be closed. It was raining all day, not really rain, it was almost a deluge, pouring down. However, had it been a normal week day Bern would have been teaming with shoppers, taking their time and there would have been almost no sign of an umbrella.
I remember the first time I visited Bern, it was a wonderful experience. You can saunter along and take your time. Everything is covered and it can rain as much as it wants to, but you remain dry. I had never seen a town like it before, it was the Bernese style in the main two streets to have the arcades.
It is also possible to visit the cellars of the shops from the street where there are also shops. Apparently when the two streets were built with the arcades, the stores all had a cellar for provisions. Street life in Bern exists under cover.FOWC with Fandango: Covered