Last week, I spent a lovely day in Central Switzerland, first of all with friends in the city of Lucerne, and then with my boys in Zurich. After all the rain we’ve had recently, it was unbelievably soothing to have hot sunshine from dawn until dusk.
It was even too hot at times. (That was not a complaint…)
Lucerne is on a beautiful lake and has hills and mountains right on the doorstep, but with only a few hours to spend, we stayed in the town. The photo above shows the wooden Chapel Bridge, which burned almost completely in the 1990s and was rebuilt afterwards. I saw it the following year when it was still new and somehow gauche-looking, but now it’s weather-beaten and ‘old’ again – much better!
Here’s a view from further down the river.
And one through the alleyways of the old town,
where there are some great fountains
and colourful frescoes.
For info and more lovely Lucerne pics click here and then on the edge of the large photo.
Our own Lake Constance at home in N.E. Switzerland is still very high – parts of the lakeside are inaccessible now. As floods go, it’s a very mini one, but it still makes life complicated.
The flood water isn’t only in the lake; it’s pushing up in unexpected,
and often inconvenient places.
The good news is, ‘they’ are saying the water level should start falling soon. It’ll be nice to have the lake back in the lake again!