|painting by John Emms|
Bern, Switzerland, also has its own icons that stand out. This past summer was exceptional in representing: St. Bernards. These are truly immense dogs made famous for rescuing people trapped in snow. The brandy cask is wishful thinking, not accurate.
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During our visit to our daughter, we discovered an astounding number of St. Bernard artistic statues all over the city. We bounded around trying to find new statues, photos in all of 20 massive dogs.
Each monument was given a name. My favorite was "Timmy", the cheetah above. Not so much for the cheetah paint, but for the name. Every Timmy I have known has been a boy, like in the show "Lassie".
We thought we had done so well with our twenty sightings, but we soon found out that there were one-hundred and twenty all over the city. They were even on roofs.
This live St. Bernard was with his owner who was showing and explaining more about this magnificent creature along old town streets.
What more can I say? You had to be there.