Thursday, May 18, 2017


  FRIDAY, MAY 19TH., 2017

    My title may just remind some of
you of that old hit by The Dixie Cups
from 1964. "Going To The Chapel Of
    Well my wife and I set out for a
Chapel we love on Thursday. It's the
Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. No. Not
Luzerne as in County or the Borough
of! This is the Chapel Bridge in
Lucerne Switzerland!
    We were there a few years back and
enjoyed eating roasted chestnuts on the
wooden pedestrian covered bridge which
was built in the first half of the 14th
century. We were there a bit more
     Our Travelworld Tour of the Alps
included a return visit to the city on
the banks of Lake Lucerne.
      Here you're find one of the most
beautiful hand carved stone monuments
in the world! It's the Dying Lion.  It
commemorates the  Swiss Guards who
were massacred in 1792 during the
French Revolution.
       We stopped to see it again then
wandered through a few side streets
after realizing I had lost my map of
the city!
        No problem. Water flows downhill
so we just found a street that looked
downhill all the way and followed it
to the river Reuss which is spanned
by the Chapel Bridge.
        We were happy to relive our
walk on the classic structure. But my
hope of having some roasted chestnuts
again was dashed by the fact chestnuts
aren't in season just now.
        Oh well. Reason to return again
sometime! Hope we do and that all
your NEWS is good!


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