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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lucerne, Switzerland - A Walking Tour

It was a beautiful afternoon in Lucerne.  Warm temperatures compared to what we had experienced up in the snow covered Mt. Pilatus.  We enjoyed walking the town to experience it.


 Chapel Bridge first constructed in first half of 14th century as part of fortifications.




Water Tower built around 1300.


Needle Dam to regulate water level of Lake Lucerne.








Walking across another wooden walkway over the water on Spreuer Bridge.  Halfway across was this shrine. 


Paintings in the timbers above.








Original wall around the town.

 



Snow covered peaks loom over the city.










Paintings in rafters of the first wooden bridge.









We stopped in Starbucks before heading to the train station.  It was a good day.

7 comments:

Tom said...

...wonderful storybook images!

Powell River Books said...

I wonder how hard it is to have buildings so close to the water. - Margy

Fun60 said...

It looks delightful with that backdrop of the white topped mountains.

Kay L. Davies said...

How delightful! I liked this post so much I checked online to find out how the cost of living in Switzerland compares with that here in Canada. TWICE as much!
We did visit Switzerland once, and enjoyed it very much. Upon reflection, I think it might cost more to supply the needs of a country that is not only landlocked, but surrounded by mountains.
Thank you for your lovely tour, however!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lady Fi said...

Wow - how beautiful, like a fairy tale!

Linda said...

How pretty! I didn't know Lucerne was so water-oriented.

Angie said...

The architecture, combined with the water and snow-capped mountains, makes for million-dollar pictures. They remind me of some jigsaw puzzles I have done in the past!!!

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