Well, after a scenic drive through the Bernese countryside ....
... we arrived at a Schloss. The word can refer to anything from a fine villa to a grand palace. In this case it was the former. It was founded a few centuries ago by a knight who survived the wars with head and limbs intact, and enough war plunder, so he could get a wife and build a family home and have enough means to be some minor nobility.
The villa went through various hands and uses, one of which was a Reformed Theological Seminary, as evidenced by the book collection in the library.
|Se how the walls and floors undulate? Original form.|
The Schloss is set in a large park and is noted for its extensive rose gardens, which were not, of course at this time of year, in evidence. It did have garden sculptures all over though.
|And many cats|
After a walk was a fine dinner...
|Appetizer: duck terrine with pumpkin chutney, fruits and brioche.|