79th St – Lucerne (5th to 3rd Ave)

27 – Splendid Palace.

Lucerne is the most beautiful city in Switzerland by far – the grande dame of them all.  Its mediaeval old town is graced by a beautiful lake, while in the distance, sleeping-beauty castles perch precariously on the edge of mountains.

The old town itself is adorned with stately, palatial residences, ornate facades and street fixtures.  Everything speaks wealth – vast amounts of wealth, status and privilege, befitting of the city’s status as an essential stop on the Alpine trade route.

This is really it: where the Swiss go when they have arrived.  And this is where our traveller ought to stay to soak in the elegant, rarefied atmosphere.

28 – Palatial residences.

29 – Palatial residence.

30 – More palatial residences.

31 – Art Galleries.

32 – Roman symbols.

33 – Ornate street lamps.

34 – Museum.

35 – Elegant Townhouses.

36 – Greek Embassy.

37 – Townhouses amidst high-rises.

38 – Statue of Don Quichotte.

39 – Mediaeval structure trapped between two high-rises.

40 – Mediaeval gables.

41 – Modern high-rises.

E – Lucerne

PDF: E – Lucerne (5th to 3rd Aves) (3.5 MB)

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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