Sunday, August 18, 2013

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Luzern / Lucerne
Kapellbrucke mit Regenbogen (Chapel Bridge with Rainbow)

postmarked on 11/11/11 with a Switzerland bird stamp

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Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), is a 204 m (669 ft) long wooden bridge originally built in 1333, although much of it had to be replaced after a fire on August 18, 1993, allegedly caused by a discarded cigarette. Part way across, the bridge runs by the octagonal Water Tower (Wasserturm), a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history.

The sender writes that this picture is of the original bridge, before the fire.


luvlinens said...

I actually walked across that bridge years ago on a rainy day. Didn't get to see a rainbow unfortunately.

Brenda Perez said...

We have not been to Switzerland yet, someday I hope to walk across it too :D