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24 June 2019

Alps Trip 2019

Weggis, Switzerland. June 5, we wake up after a long day of delayed flights and late evening arrival at the Beau Rivage hotel. Early in the morning we look out our window to this magical sight:

Lake Lucerne

When day fully dawned, I took another photo of Lake Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne

And another lake view. The grey, snowy peak to the right is Mt. Pilatus, and we will take a cog wheel train up it later today.

Mt. Pilatus

Our bus drops us in the middle of Lucerne at 9:30 in the morning. Below is the street view. Note the peak peeking through the street-gap in the tall buildings. That's Mt. Pilatus again.

Lucerne street

Our guide walks us a short distance from the dropoff point to the Lion Monument. This is an amazing sculpture carved right out of the rock. It is a tribute to the Swiss Guard, mercenaries notable for their service in foreign armies. The Lion Monument denotes a mortally wounded lion, carved for those who lost their lives in the French Revolution in 1792.

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We continued walking through the Old Town part of Lucerne.

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