Thursday, 16 October 2008

SkyWatch Friday;

SkyWatch Friday


Luzern is a beautiful small city with the bonus of a lake and mountains all around it. Please click pictures for a better view.


The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.
The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.

Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.
Wikipedia

If you would like to see more pictures and paintings inside of the bridge please go to



Last September I was visiting Luzern (Lucerne). My daughter and I thought we could do a spot of shopping. All the shops were closed for the day. The city was celebrating the day of a saint; Instead of shopping we went with one of the old ships and had a great outing on lake Vierwaldstaetten.


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30 comments:

Webradio said...

Thank for the explain, and nice photos...

Lucerne or Luzern ???

Roses and stuff said...

Beautiful! I love the sea, but lakes are also incredibly beautiful.
Hpaay Sky Watch friday!
Katarina

Kanak Hagjer said...

The background, the history, makes it all the more interesting. Beautiful images both!

Reader Wil said...

Splendid photos! And very informative!

Carletta said...

What a lovely post!
Beautiful.

Pretty Life Online said...

Just missing Switzerland,,,, Perfect catch for Skywatch Friday!!!! Mine's up too hope too see you around.. Have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

Oh so beautiful!

Migs CFL fan said...

Very nice pics with a great atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

bobbie said...

Very interesting and lovely pictures. Thank you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great info and photos

Gill in Canada

Pia K said...

That's really pretty. Haven't been to Switzerland, yet, but it is on my to see-list.

Louise said...

Two beautiful pictures. Clearly a wonderful place to visit!

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty photos for sky watch friday, always interesting to learn more about the scene and the story behind the photo. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I have not yet been to Luzern, but I would like to visit. Thank you for these nice photos.

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures! Luzern is a nice city!

Arija said...

A beautiful and historic town and the Vierwaldstetter See is sheer magic. Nice photos and historical background.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Terrific post, great information and your pictures are delightful. How I wish I could see this with my own eyes... very nice indeed!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Inkivääri said...

Just gorgeous pics and gorgeous places - thank you! Have a nice weekend:)

Marie said...

Beautiful :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful photo and amazing history!!!

Barbara said...

Schade, dass ich dich letzten September "virtuell" noch nicht "gekannt" habe....Luzern ist ja nicht weit weg ;-) und immer einen Besuch wert!!
Herzlichen Gruss, Barbara

Maria said...

Beautiful pictures from Luzern, thank you for sharing, because I was never there! The scenery is great and the atmoshpere looks very calm. I think you enjoyed your stay there last year!
Here in Vienna it is sunny again and maybe we will hike through the sourrounding hills tomorrow. Maybe the beech trees are already yellow!
Have a nice weekend!

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my....how interesting to see this old bridge and read your information about it! Thank you! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

starnitesky said...

A very interesting bridge, I like the flowers all along the side.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for your nice comment last Sky Watch. I'm sorry that I,'m late with my answer. It is grass on the house in one of the photos. Some people use grass-roof on their houses or cabins. If you look at my my photos before last SWF, you can see some old houses with grass-roof.

But I must say something about your wonderful SWF-post. Beautiful photos and very interesting interesting. Fantastic!

Have a nice week:)

Fuchsienrot said...

Ein schöner und informativer Post, Titania! Ich kann mich noch gut daran erinnern, wie im TV über diesen schrecklichen Brand berichtet wurde und hätte jetzt gar nicht gedacht, dass das schon wieder so lange her ist.
LG
Angelika

Anne-Berit said...

Great photos,interesting story.Thanks for visiting!

Denise said...

Hi Titania, thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed your photos of Lucerne, a city I have never visited but enjoyed through your wonderful photographs. Thank you!

Titania said...

Thank you to everybody who has visited. See you around next SWF.

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