Wednesday, 1 October 2014

LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

Lucerne (Luzern) is a city in north-central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of that country. Lucerne is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and the capital of the district of the same name. With a population of about 76,200 people, Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland, and a nexus of transportation, telecommunications, and government of this region.

The city's urban area consists of 17 cities and towns located in three different cantons with an overall population of about 250,000 people. Due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldst├Ąttersee), within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city's famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbr├╝cke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century.

These photos are from 1999, when we visited Switzerland and they are taken with my first digital camera, so the quality is not optimal - however, they do bring back happy memories.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.









6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots of Lake Lucerne artmusedog and carol
    (A Creative Harbor) ~ one of my favorite places!

    artmusedog and carol
    (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Wow, so serene and beautiful. I love your photos.

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  3. Oh wow this place is beautiful!! So loving the landscape and the bridge gorgeous!!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  4. How beautiful! I remember hearing this wooden old bridge burnt down at some time a few years ago. Or am I confusing it with some other?

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  5. impressive buildings, plus I love the water!

    ROG, ABCW

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  6. Great photos. Those buildings are very beautiful. Lucerne is a brand name for milk products in our area. When I see them, I wonder why "Lucerne" but then I never remember to look it up.

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