The other Sunday I was strolling through a quarter in Berne I practically never go to.
I walked along paths I have never walked along before and I discovered a world which I had not seen before:
I came across the manor Weissensteingut... surprise... surprise...
never seen before, never heard of before...
The Manor was built in the 18th century
That's how it once looked:
Between 1919 and 1925 the Eisenbahnerquartier (railway employees' quarter) came to life.
You guessed it:
The houses were merely built for the railway employees (SBB)
offering them favorable housing.
Up to this day the people who live here work for the SBB and the homes are very popular.
It's a bit like smurf village
The houses are rather small but they all have gardens, plenty of space for children to play in
and traffic is low. The houses are being modernized step by step.
When I was a child many quarters looked like this.
Not many have remained as untouched though.
In one of my next posts I'll show you some impressions
of a complete different quarter which is situated nearby.
♥ Emilie's daughter ♥
pics via me and Burgergemeinde Berne