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Sep 29, 2021 14:24:01   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bridge to the right bank of the River Reuss and explored Old Town.

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.
https://www.holidify.com/places/lucerne/old-town-sightseeing-10868.html

The old town on the right bank is distinguished by well-preserved 14th-century town walls (Musegg) with nine watchtowers, quaint alleys, and squares with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque houses. Notable buildings are the old town hall (1602–06), housing the historical museum; Am Rhyn House (1617); St. Peter’s Chapel (1178; altered 1750); the Hofkirche (an 8th-century cathedral and collegiate church of St. Leodegar); and the Mariahilf Church (1676–81). Other landmarks are Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Lion of Lucerne” monument (1819–21), in memory of the Swiss guards slain while defending the Tuileries in Paris in 1792; the Glacier Garden, a relic of the Ice Age excavated in 1872–75; and the comprehensive Swiss Transport Museum (1959).
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lucerne-Switzerland

For historical narratives and additional images, please see my previous posts:

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712513-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712232-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-711865-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712706-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-713045-1.html
Mark

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Gail getting a drink from one of Switzerland's ubiquitous free flowing water fountains
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Sep 29, 2021 14:34:09   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Sep 29, 2021 14:34:58   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
[quote=srfmhg]We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bridge to the right bank of the River Reuss and explored Old Town.

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.
https://www.holidify.com/places/lucerne/old-town-sightseeing-10868.html

The old town on the right bank is distinguished by well-preserved 14th-century town walls (Musegg) with nine watchtowers, quaint alleys, and squares with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque houses. Notable buildings are the old town hall (1602–06), housing the historical museum; Am Rhyn House (1617); St. Peter’s Chapel (1178; altered 1750); the Hofkirche (an 8th-century cathedral and collegiate church of St. Leodegar); and the Mariahilf Church (1676–81). Other landmarks are Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Lion of Lucerne” monument (1819–21), in memory of the Swiss guards slain while defending the Tuileries in Paris in 1792; the Glacier Garden, a relic of the Ice Age excavated in 1872–75; and the comprehensive Swiss Transport Museum (1959).
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lucerne-Switzerland

For historical narratives and additional images, please see my previous posts:

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712513-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712232-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-711865-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712706-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-713045-1.html
Mark[/

wow! amazing shots of old town, mark, and i love the water "fountain"!!

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Sep 29, 2021 14:43:47   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Another superb set Mark.

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Sep 29, 2021 15:55:19   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Outstanding once again.

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Sep 29, 2021 16:06:10   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Wonderful city tour, Mark! Of course any set with Gail included is a winner.

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Sep 29, 2021 17:19:11   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
srfmhg wrote:
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bridge to the right bank of the River Reuss and explored Old Town.

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.
https://www.holidify.com/places/lucerne/old-town-sightseeing-10868.html

The old town on the right bank is distinguished by well-preserved 14th-century town walls (Musegg) with nine watchtowers, quaint alleys, and squares with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque houses. Notable buildings are the old town hall (1602–06), housing the historical museum; Am Rhyn House (1617); St. Peter’s Chapel (1178; altered 1750); the Hofkirche (an 8th-century cathedral and collegiate church of St. Leodegar); and the Mariahilf Church (1676–81). Other landmarks are Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Lion of Lucerne” monument (1819–21), in memory of the Swiss guards slain while defending the Tuileries in Paris in 1792; the Glacier Garden, a relic of the Ice Age excavated in 1872–75; and the comprehensive Swiss Transport Museum (1959).
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lucerne-Switzerland

For historical narratives and additional images, please see my previous posts:

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712513-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712232-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-711865-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712706-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-713045-1.html
Mark
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bri... (show quote)


A superlative group, Mark

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Sep 29, 2021 18:39:29   #
DJphoto Loc: SF Bay Area
 
srfmhg wrote:
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bridge to the right bank of the River Reuss and explored Old Town.

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.
https://www.holidify.com/places/lucerne/old-town-sightseeing-10868.html

The old town on the right bank is distinguished by well-preserved 14th-century town walls (Musegg) with nine watchtowers, quaint alleys, and squares with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque houses. Notable buildings are the old town hall (1602–06), housing the historical museum; Am Rhyn House (1617); St. Peter’s Chapel (1178; altered 1750); the Hofkirche (an 8th-century cathedral and collegiate church of St. Leodegar); and the Mariahilf Church (1676–81). Other landmarks are Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Lion of Lucerne” monument (1819–21), in memory of the Swiss guards slain while defending the Tuileries in Paris in 1792; the Glacier Garden, a relic of the Ice Age excavated in 1872–75; and the comprehensive Swiss Transport Museum (1959).
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lucerne-Switzerland

For historical narratives and additional images, please see my previous posts:

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712513-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712232-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-711865-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712706-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-713045-1.html
Mark
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bri... (show quote)


Another excellent set Mark.

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Sep 29, 2021 18:45:23   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
angler wrote:
Another superb set Mark.


Thanks so much Jim. I always appreciate your generous comments>

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Sep 29, 2021 18:45:55   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
kpmac wrote:
Outstanding once again.


Thank you very much Ken. I appreciate!

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Sep 29, 2021 18:49:21   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
UTMike wrote:
Wonderful city tour, Mark! Of course any set with Gail included is a winner.


Thanks so much from both of us Mike. I try and include her whenever I can since she has a way of lighting up a photo!

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Sep 29, 2021 18:49:52   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
joecichjr wrote:
A superlative group, Mark


Thanks so much Joe. I appreciate!

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Sep 29, 2021 18:50:32   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
DJphoto wrote:
Another excellent set Mark.


Thanks very much Dennis. Always great to hear from you!

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Sep 30, 2021 05:26:18   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
srfmhg wrote:
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bridge to the right bank of the River Reuss and explored Old Town.

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.
https://www.holidify.com/places/lucerne/old-town-sightseeing-10868.html

The old town on the right bank is distinguished by well-preserved 14th-century town walls (Musegg) with nine watchtowers, quaint alleys, and squares with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque houses. Notable buildings are the old town hall (1602–06), housing the historical museum; Am Rhyn House (1617); St. Peter’s Chapel (1178; altered 1750); the Hofkirche (an 8th-century cathedral and collegiate church of St. Leodegar); and the Mariahilf Church (1676–81). Other landmarks are Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Lion of Lucerne” monument (1819–21), in memory of the Swiss guards slain while defending the Tuileries in Paris in 1792; the Glacier Garden, a relic of the Ice Age excavated in 1872–75; and the comprehensive Swiss Transport Museum (1959).
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lucerne-Switzerland

For historical narratives and additional images, please see my previous posts:

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712513-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712232-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-711865-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-712706-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-713045-1.html
Mark
We continued our walk back across the Spreuer Bri... (show quote)

Nice set Mark

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Sep 30, 2021 06:43:55   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Wonderful set Mark - what a beautiful city!

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