Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lucerne, Switzerland and Cheese Fondue


Our incredible trip down the Rhine River started with a three day stay in Lucerne, Switzerland.  the Chapel Bridge was constructed during the first half of the 14th century as part of the city's fortifications.  The Water Tower was built around 1300 as part of the city wall.  It has been used as archives, treasury, prison and torture chamber!


"The dying Lion of Lucerne" was cut from natural rock in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792.  It is one of the most moving monuments I have ever seen.


I was fascinated by all of the colorful window boxes!

We were very fortunate to be able to attend the performance of Sommernachts-Traum (A Midsummer Night's Dream) at the Luzerner Theatre.  It was an opera/ballet.  Our friends just happened to know one of the opera singers and she got us tickets!  How lucky was that!   The ballet interpretation was of a more modern style.  It was a fabulous performance.

The next day we were fortunate to be invited to her home for fondue!


The cheese fondue recipe will be shared in an upcoming post!

It rained heavily the next day but we were able to quickly browse the market.


Beautiful vegetables...


Beautiful fruits...


Even in the rain, I was in love with the cookies!!

It is Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.  Thank you, Susan, for being our wonderful hostess each Wednesday!

17 comments:

  1. So lovely and how fortunate to enjoy authentic fondue at someone's home. Lucky girl!

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  2. Swiss fondue at its best for sure. I liked the cyber tour. Anxiously awaiting the recipe.
    Joyce M

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  3. I'm sure looking forward to seeing and hearing about your trip as we've considered doing it. Perhaps you could include the name of the company you cruised with in one of the posts. Thanks

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  4. What fantastic pictures! It makes me want to go there. Great post.

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  5. Your photos are really gorgeous. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  6. How wonderful..fondue.. the lion..the cookies..Happy for you!

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  7. Calling by from News From Italy via this week's Outdoor Wednesday, thanks for sharing Lucerne it is many years since I was last there in reality.

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  8. The photos are lovely. I've very much enjoyed my "visit" with you this morning and look forward to the fondue!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. That lion monument is so astounding! Actually every photo you shared of where you were is. I always enjoy seeing new locations and imagining myself wandering in the photos. Thank you.
    :-)
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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  10. Such a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. Would love to visit Switzerland one day.

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  11. Kate, thanks for posting this. Lucerne is where we stop overnight when we go to Italy. It's such a wonderful place to walk around and explore. I didn't know you were on a Rhine cruise! I wonder if you'll be near me? (or if you're back--I have to find out--I wonder if you WERE near us?)

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  12. Beautiful post! My grandfather wrote of his journey down the Rhine River while he was in WWII. I've always wanted to take that trip! Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Blessings,
    ~Holly

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  13. Look at the sea of flowers on the bridge. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing these memories with us!!

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  14. We loved visiting Switzerland when we lived in Germany. Zermatt was our favorite. I am having a giveaway and hope you will stop by. It ends Nov. 28th and has lots of goodies. Blessings, Debbie

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  15. What beautiful scenery. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip. Christmas decorations for the Kitchen Reveal are not something I had thought of. Will you do your kitchen, decorated or not?

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  16. This trip looks wonderful. I have heard that Lucerne is beautiful to visit. I would love those cookies too and fondue in someone's home would be a rare treat.

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  17. The cookies look lovely! It's heartbreaking to actually eat one. The designs are too beautiful just to be cracked. I'm definitely in love with 'em too!

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