The family of Christian Charles Josias, Baron von Bunsen et al. in Switzerland - at the end of 1839

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, pages 552-553:

Letter from Bunsen to Mrs Waddington - The contrast in passing from the Catholic Jura to Protestant Neufchatel was great : it was Sunday—on the French side the roads (in a horrible condition) were crowded with wheeled conveyances for enormous trees, perhaps fifty or sixty in number, accompanied by loud swearing and quarrelling drivers ; on the side of Switzerland, in the same tract of country (a brook forming the boundary), the same race to the eye, the same language to the ear, but all quietness, peace, mildness, and cleanliness ; bells were ringing, and the population going to …   more >>

cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 552-553. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Switzerland


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Church bells

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:45:28 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:57:09 +0100