#355 – More Lucerne Paddle Steamers!

A change from my usual hotel resulted in the opportunity to see Lucerne from a different perspective, so finding the highest point in the hotel I was legally allowed in, I took my camera, opened the window and snapped away unhindered! ¬†In front of Lucerne’s vast railway station. The arch was from the original (very…

#347 – Lucerne Steamers (again)

A fairly exhausting schedule recently has seen me visit beautiful Switzerland 4 times in as many months. One of the bonuses is staying in Lucerne, a small city that somehow manages to be big at the same time. Lake Lucerne is home to a small fleet of Paddle Steamers and these are slowly being brought…

#325 – Lucerne Steamboats 1

Business travel is a mixed blessing, as although it beats spending your life working in the same factory or office, the reality is spending time in someone else’s factory or office, and not much time seeing the place where you are visiting. But there again, that’s what you are being paid to do, so any…

#316 – Little Mountains

Surrounding Lake Lucerne are a range of¬†mountainous valleys, which open up onto the Lake. The lake itself is large, and criss-crossed by steamboats and more modern ferries. It is also home to fleets of gravel boats, as the lakebed is being dredged for the material that is then shipped to the shore. I was enjoying…