1. 7 spews:

    For a nice visual texture, check out the dense, near-identical rows just to the west of the pictured site, HERE.

  2. 8

    what? spews:

    ohmy god lookit how horrible density is! those are six story buildings lacking parking spaces! No wonder the Europeans hate this crap and no one from america ever goes there. everyone kno2ws density sucks.

  3. 9 spews:

    The medieval city, a unesco world heritage site, and a prestige neighborhood. Parking? Who needs a car when you’re that close to everything, including mass transit? The pedestrian-friendly arcades are part of 15th-century urban planning (protecting not only from rain but from dumped chamberpots?)

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    rhp6033 spews:

    I just found out that some of my ancestors arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1700’s from Germany and settled in Bern, N. Carolina. Bern was founded by a Swiss immigrant from Bern, and for quite a while Bern was the capital of N. Carolina.

    Apparantly Bern, N.C. had a visit from Blackbeard (the pirate), but not much happened there during the Revolutionary War. It was, however, the site of a Civil War campaign under the command of Burnside early in the war – he gained control of the town and the mouth of the river rather early in the war, and it was one of those coastal inroads held by Union troop throughout the remainder of the war.

    Bern, N.C. remains a very small city today – about 20,000 to 30,000 inhabitants.