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Lucerne, Switzerland - Part II

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Bertel Thorvaldsen's hillside carving of a dying lion (the Lion Monument, or Löwendenkmal) is found in a small park just off Lowenplatz. The carving commemorates the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when the mob stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.

One of the Lucerne's famous landmarks is Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first built in the 14th Century. This is a shot of the ceiling of the bridge. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history that you can see in this shot.

Near the Chapel Bridge, just a few steps from the Reuss River, we had a nice lunch at a Rossini's sidewalk cafe.

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Catherine on a pedestrian street in Lucerne, Switzerland

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View of a hotel lobby near Lake Lucerne.

View of the men's room at a hotel across from Lake Lucerne.

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Catherine and me in front of the Lion Monument.

The ship Wilhelm Tell on the Lake Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne

Catherine in the Train Station at Lucerne. We parked at the train station and noticed a school inside the train station and what looked like automotive classes.

View of the train tracks at Lucerne's train station.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such articles. I like to read blogs like this. Just add some pics :)

January 25, 2010 5:34 AM  

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