March 3/09 Lucerne, Switzerland at night. I was thrilled when I saw the results of this shot. Hope you like it too!

Since the city straddles the Reuss River where it drains the lake, it has a number of bridges. The most famous is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a 204 m (669 ft) long wooden covered bridge originally built in 1333, the oldest covered bridge in Europe, although much of it had to be replaced after a fire on August 18, 1993, allegedly caused by a discarded cigarette. Part way across, the bridge runs by the octagonal Water Tower (Wasserturm), a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Lucerne’s history. The Bridge with its Tower is the city’s most famous landmark.


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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    stunning image

  • Thanks again Scott for that all-important first comment. I really appreciate it.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsabout 5 years ago

    Al I am seriously envious of this awesome night shot. I love it, and yet another favorite! Love the angles here, and the colors and entire composition are incredible!

  • I was lucky to have a good vantage point on a bridge.

    Cheers, Al

    – Al Bourassa

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    Nice night shot Al! Were they waterskiing? The lake definitely has a nice slope to it, rofl!!! ;o)))

  • Chuckles….. :)

    – Al Bourassa

  • flame7
    flame7about 5 years ago

    Lovely comp and focus al – nice work!

  • Many thanks Kelly. My portable tripod came in handy.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Peacefulwarrior
    Peacefulwarriorabout 5 years ago

    I was there one year ago and loved this place, you did well with this shot.

  • I appreciate this a lot. We were fortunate to have such a lovely evening.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Fremme
    Fremmeabout 5 years ago

    ah yes, the bridge in Luzerne, toute une ville, super, de tres bon souvenirs, merci pour cela

  • It is a tremendously beautiful place but quite expensive for most things.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Oh how beautiful. Superb job in taking this !

  • Thank you for these very kind words Sean.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Place Al, nice shot and great reflections.

  • Many thanks Danielle. I didn’t know what to expect at any of these stops.

    – Al Bourassa

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    Great shot my friend, nice details perfect lighting and colours.

  • I really appreciate you looking in on my work today.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    a wonderful night shot ! its very beautiful

  • I hadn’t expected Lucerne to be so beautiful. It was a very pleasant surprise.

    – Al Bourassa

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