Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne


Chapel Bridge, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The Chapel Bridge is a landmark in Lucerne. This wooden bridge . is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. This covered bridge was constructed in 1333.
This picture is a veiw of the bridge from the left bank of the river Reuss.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Church of St. Leodegar - Lucerne

One striking feature of the Lucerne Cathedral is it's impressive main door .The intricately carved main door of the Cathedral has the figures of the two patron saints of Luzern: on the left is St Leger, a French bishop who was blinded with a drill (which he is holding), and on the right is St Maurice, the martyred Roman soldier-saint.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Organ at the Church of St Leodegar (Lucerne Cathedral)


Lucerne Cathedral , originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

This impressive and massive organ in the Church has 6000 pipes with the bass pipe being over 33 ft tall. The organ is bedecked in ornaments and has a machine to mimic the sound of rain and a special register for thunder and rain.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Church of St. Leodegar (Lucerne Cathedral)


Lucerne Cathedral, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The Interiors of the cathedral are beautifully done up with intricate carvings. St. Leodegar's white stone interior is generously furnished with gilt statuary and altars.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lucerne Cathedral


Lucerne Cathedral, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The Main Pulpit is an impressive rich wooden structure that blends in beautifully with the interiors of the church.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lucerne Cathedral


Lucerne Cathedral , originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

View of the alter at the Lucerne Cathedral. Note the elaborate carving on the alter which dates back to the 1630's.
This is the most important renaissance church in Switzerland

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lucerne Cathedral


Lucerne Cathedral, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The Lucerne cathedral known as The Cathedral of St. Leodegar is recognised by its twin needle towers. The cathedral was originally built in 735, and modified in 1633 with a Renaissance style. The cathedral is known locally as Hofchile, or in German as Hofkirche.

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