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Luzern - I like Switzerland

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Switzerland is such a beautiful country. Luzern is cut in half by a river
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For this pic, taken on a covered bridge (hence the shadows) around 8am, a drunk teenager came up to us and asked if he could take our picture, assuring us he wouldn't steal the camera. Good people.
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Sue's not usually such a tree-hugger, but she has her moments
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The old town walls are largely intact, and we can go up some of the towers for great views
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A statue on one of the lookout towers
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The staircases tended to be narrow or spirally
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Off the side of the town walls was a farm where one of the cows had birthed a few hours prior... The brown one was the newborn, big but with the umbilical cord still dangling.
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One unique thing about Luzern is that a lot of the old squares have frescoed (fancily painted) buildings
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Another is the lion rock sculpture, which Mark Twain called the most touching and sad rock sculpture in the world (which I think means more touching and sad than Mount Rushmore). Beautifully carved, and over 200 years old.
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Posted by chrisvasil 12:57 Archived in Switzerland Tagged ecotourism

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