A few pictures, not so many words.

Daily Black and White – Gravur

English translation below.

Ein kleiner Nachtrag aus Bern. Etwa 12.000 Steine wurden auf der Ostseite des Berner Bärenparks verlegt. Ende 2008 konnten sich Spender etwas besonderes leisten. Für einen Spendenbetrag von mindestens 100 Franken wurde der Name in einen der Pflastersteine graviert. Deutlich mehr als 1,2 Millionen Franken seien so zusammengekommen.

Gravierte Steine in Bern-CH

A little post scriptum from my trip to Bern. Around 12,000 Stones were used to pave the way of the bear park of Bern. At the end of 2008 donators could ‘buy’ an individual graving on one of the path stones by giving the park 100 Swiss Francs or more. During this initiative more than 1.2 Million Francs were collected and the path on the eastern side of the park received a whole lot of new cobble stones.


2 responses

  1. That’s a great idea. In NYC we have the same things, only people “buy” park benches to dedicate names on.

    04/07/2012 at 06:12

    • It’s a very nice idea for everyone to get involved in helping the zoo, I think. I think, naming the park benches is kind of interesting. It definitely simplifies, ensuring you meet at the right place. Let’s meet at ‘Henry’ instead of ‘Let’s meet at Central Park South’ 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!

      04/07/2012 at 11:37

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