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(January 1st 2012 - December 31st, 2013)

Claudia Betschart

Castel Hocheppan

Claudia Betschart

Arcades of the Old City of Bern

Bern, Switzerland

December 1st, 2013; 13:15 local time (12:15 UTC)

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Bern is not only the capital of Switzerland but also has a very nice old town that is limited on three sides by a loop of the river Aare. The Old City of Bern is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The typical "Lauben", as the open arcades are called here, are from the 15th century, while the many decorated fountains are from the 16th century. This panorama was taken from the top of one of these fountains, where you yourself can be the figure decorating the pillar.

Europe / Switzerland

Lat: 46° 56' 55.1" N
Long: 7° 27' 10.58" E

Elevation: 535 m

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Hardware: Nikon D5000, Sigma 8mm f3.5 EX DG fisheye lens, cheap lightweight tripod and 360Precision Atome panohead
Software: PTGui, Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS5

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