From Zürich, we traveled to the gorgeous city of Lucerne. Our first quick stop was at the historic and beautiful Lion Monument, which commemorates the more than 700 Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, at the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
It is a very moving and emotional place. As Mark Twain said of it,
“… the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”
Before we got back on the coach, I snapped a selfie, one of the rare photos proving that I was actually on this trip! And one of the even rarer times you’ll ever see me wearing a hat. It was raining, so the hat was there to try to save the hair from frizzing out from here to kingdom come!
We were then dropped off near the city-center to tour around while our driver took our luggage to our hotel.
These colorful umbrellas caught my attention.
My favorite part of Lucerne was seeing and walking across the Chapel Bridge. I felt as if I couldn’t get enough photos of it. In the picture above you can see our guide, Patricia, telling us the history of the bridge before we walked across it.
The flower boxes on the sides of the bridge were magnificent!
Honestly, I could not get enough of it.
Later that evening, we sat outside, under those green umbrellas and had dinner, with a perfect view of the bridge.
It rained again that evening while we ate and it produced a lovely rainbow. I snapped the photo and then noticed that instead of a pot of gold, there is actually a seagull at the end of the rainbow. Not pleasing at all.
We spent the night at the majestic Palace Luzern which is on the Lake Lucerne promenade and has not only sensational lake views but great views of the city and the Swiss mountains too.
I love this vintage postcard of the hotel that I found in one of the shops.
The sun set on our day in Lucerne. I’d love to go back, it was one of my favorite cities in Switzerland and it would be fabulous to spend more time there.
But the next morning we boarded the coach and we were off again.
Switzerland is so beautiful that even from a speeding bus…
… the scenery leaves you in a state of awe. Until next “Travel Tuesday” – Adieu.