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Changeable Weather in Luzern, Switzerland

27 Jun

Changeable Weather in Luzern, Switzerland

The Chapel Bridge. This is a famous landmark with the water tower, a remnant of the old fortification of the city. This covered bridge has old triangle shaped paintings under the roof. They are irreplaceable, but a few years back, the bridge caught fire and many were destroyed. There are signs all over warning that there is no smoking on the bridge. The swan population in Luzern in huge. And the sky is clear. It didn’t stay that way.

Looking across the Rathaussteg named after that large brown building on the right, the town hall.

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Looking back toward the other side of the Reuss River.

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The oldest part of Luzern is a pedestrian only zone, and the poet Wolfgang von Goethe stayed here in 1779.

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You know you are in Switzerland when you see store windows like this.

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I was on a mission to see the Lion of Lucerne. This sculpture commemorates the Swiss mercenaries who died in Paris during the French Revolution. Missouri author Mark Twain was moved by this sculpture describing it as the most sorrowful. It is a quiet and holy place, disturbed when the busloads  of tourists descend and make silly poses in front of it. My mother always loved Luzern and I am here partly because of her. I feel she is near and with me as I walk up and down the hills and through the narrow streets.

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I was hoping to see mountains in Switzerland, but it might not happen. Here is Mount Pilatus above Luzern. You can see that it is enveloped in clouds and fog.

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The Chapel Bridge again from another angle and later in the day when the rains started up again.

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One of the extant bridge paintings…

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And some that burned up.

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Not sure of my agenda tomorrow. I was going to go up a mountain, but the weather is not cooperating.

 

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6 Responses to “Changeable Weather in Luzern, Switzerland”

  1. Linda Arthur Tejera June 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Wow, that statue of the lion is sad. It really touches the heart. I’m ejoying all your travel photos!

    • Rosemarie June 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      Thank you. I had to just sit quietly for a while in front of the lion. It is truly moving.

  2. Michael Rappa June 28, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    I love Lucerne. It’s one of my favorite European cities that I’ve visited. Have you ever gone up Mt. Pilatus? Definitely worth it if you have the time and the weather cooperates.

    • Rosemarie June 28, 2013 at 5:06 am #

      I did it back in 1971. I have been contemplating a return or else going up Mount Rigi. There is no point if it is shrouded in clouds.

  3. lagottocattleya July 2, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I have been to Lucerne but I never saw this moving sculpture. Really beautiful, almost makes my heart ache. I hate it when tourists destroy beautiful things by mimicking or being silly.

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