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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 241            Bern

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the city to the snowclad ranges of the
higher alps of the “Bernese oberland”.
each peak having a long name with
a “history” or record.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Bern is the capital of the canton
with a population of about 30.000.
and is the most important canton in
Switzerland-     Bern is built upon
a sandstone peninsula, formed by the
windings of the Aare and of all the
Swiss towns has best preserved its
characteristics of antiquity-
In all parts of the city except the most
modern additions,  the sidewalks are
back under the front of the buildings,        [ -Astronomical Clock Tower-]
separated from the streets by massive columns and arches, forming
an arcade, 8 to 10 ft wide.       Between the columns are the
showcases of the petty merchants, and on your other hand are the
darkly fronted shops running back into the buildings, a good
walk in wet weather.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The streets are wide but dirtier than the generality of European
Cities-    The stores have wide projecting roofs or cornices,
and the city is built of light sandstone, here very plenty, and soft
to work when first quarried-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In the oldest part of the city stands a celebrated
clock tower in which is an astronomical clock    which we
desired to see perform   and were told that 5 oclock would be

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