Postcard from Lucerne; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Switzerland would be many peoples choice as their favourite country in Europe or even in the world. The cities often feel almost surgically clean, public transport runs like clockwork, the alpine air is fresh, spectacular mountains seem to be everywhere, picture postcard villages dot the landscape, there are clear lakes like small inland seas and the cows wear huge bells …

Postcard from a Swiss icon; Lucerne Watertower

Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities and the water tower is probably its most recognisable and best known landmark. It is also Switzerland’s most photographed. It is visible from almost everywhere along Lake Lucerne’s shore, day or night whilst walking around the city it just seems to draw attention and camera lenses. The benign looking stone built tower has …

Postcard from Lucerne; The Lake of Light

A morning cruise on Lake Lucerne provided some great light, which was actually quite unexpected. The early light was being diffused through the clouds producing this beautiful scene, which almost appeared like sunrise even though it was mid-morning. The cruises leave regularly from the main quay near the railway station and KKL and stops off at Weggis and Vitznau both of …

Lucerne Museum of Transport – Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The opportunity to travel to Lucerne in Switzerland offered a further chance to establish some ‘culture vulture’ credibitlity, visiting several museums in just a few days. I especially enjoyed the Bourbaki-Panorama which was the pre-cinema equivalent of 3D movies. It is a huge walk-round painting which depicts the retreat of the French at Les Verrières in Switzerland in the Franco-Prussian …

A Triple Merry Christmas – European Markets

This year provided a special opportunity to celebrate Christmas not just once but three times. I really enjoy spending time at the markets and visiting Manchester, Lucerne and Cologne in the space of a few weeks provided ample opportunity for some festive spirit and even more glühwein. The visit to Manchester has already been posted on this site and although …