Facades of Lucerne

Like typical tourists we wandered around the old town of Lucerne. Not a guided tour, but armed with maps and lens we walked around taking in the atmosphere and sights. It was so dreamy and colorful. I liked the squares and pedestrian friendly narrow alleys. Most of all I liked the facades.

The old restaurants and hotels had beautiful painted facades. Neat buildings, each one of them painted with a different fresco. Switzerland has always maintained a neutral stand in world politics, not taking sides during any of the wars and that is the reason why most of its old buildings still stand tall. No damage done to those medieval architecture.

That reminded me of Heidi!

We had parked our car for two hour duration, but that seemed less.

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24 Responses

  1. eileeninmd says:

    the building do look beautiful with the painted artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So artistic is'nt it? on Mordern buildings too

  3. Anu says:

    Really beautiful! What an idea! now if only I could persuade our building people to paint the outside of our building like this… it would look so nice!

  4. jinksy says:

    What a shame we don't all paint houses like that…Street art!

  5. sujata says:

    The entire country reminded me of Heidi. The lion is what will stay with me along with chapel bridge about Lucerne. I have never come across such poignancy in stone. I sat there gazing at the statue for over an hour, while the husband and the kids were in the souvenier shops just opposite.

  6. EG Wow says:

    I'm quite surprised to see these colourful facades in Lucerne!

  7. Carver says:

    I like the painted facades so much. It is very charming. Thanks for this look at Lucerne.

  8. Rajesh says:

    The facade of the buildings are beautiful and colorful.

  9. Ann says:

    Imagine the painters working up the wall.

  10. Very nice, indeed. Thanks for taking us walkabout!

  11. Sylvia K says:

    I love them! How colorful and beautiful and charming! Marvelous captures as always, Indrani! Thanks for a lovely look at Lucerne! I have so enjoyed your trip to Europe through your wonderful posts! Have a great week!


  12. these facades are amazing! this must be a quaint, old town. beautiful!

  13. Beautiful façades! Lucerne must be a fine place to visit.

  14. Thank you all for the lovely comments.
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  15. alicesg says:

    Very beautiful. Love the paintings on the wall.

  16. slommler says:

    So beautiful and unique!!! Thanks for sharing the pics

  17. Swarna says:

    I recall my single visit abroad a long time ago!

  18. Regina says:

    Wow beautiful facades.
    Have a great week.

    R e g i n a

  19. Gattina says:

    What a nice walk through Luzern !

  20. Oh I love the facade too! So artistic and gives it so much character.

  21. Thanks for sharing. Lovely shots of the facades.

  22. YOSEE says:

    Loved the second picture.

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