Hotel des Balances
I was enthralled by Lucerne, Switzerland with its famous lake, covered bridges over River Reuss, and cobblestone streets. It was an overcast November day when I arrived by train from Interlaken, but Lucerne’s beauty and charm brightened the scene. Like many of the buildings in Lucerne’s Old Town, the Hotel Waage/Hotel des Balances has a lovely painted façade. The golden leaves of the tree in front seem to give it a bit of a sparkle.
This photo was my submission for Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday.
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This is great motivation for me to make a trip to Lucrene. I’ve never seen such an ornately painted faced. Oh by the way, I saw you Interview at Caz & Craig’s site. Wohoo!
Thanks for mentioning the interview — very pleased about it!
Gorgeous shot Cathy. I was in Switzerland when I was a teenager, and never made it to Lucerne. I think that’s a good reason to go back!
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Some of my ancestors came from Switzerland. I’ve never been there but, was always fascinated by the archictecture. What month of the year is flipflop season?
Imagine getting the job of designing the ornate paint job on the building. I would love to be involved in a project like that. Adds so much character and charm to the building
Great photo, Kerry-Ann! I like the building 🙂
Switzerland is one beautiful country, and old buildings are always very fascinating. In this photo you captured a sense of melancholy, very nice.
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I haven’t made it to Lucerne yet, but I’ve heard it’s beautiful. It must have been so nice arriving and seeing that this was your hotel!
I wish that had been my hotel! Unfortunately, I was only in Lucerne for a few hours and was on a train to Geneva that night. I did have a nice dinner next door at Valentino Spaghetteria that you can see on the left.
Very pretty! I love the details of the painted façade.
Excellent picture of a great building, i have never been to Switzerland, but i have seen some amazing picture of the place, this is certainly one of them.
Thanks to all for your comments. Lucerne is quite beautiful and I hope to go back and spend more time there.
great photo, Cathy! I love hearing about why you like certain cities and the photos that remind you of them!
This took me back! I have a similar photo but in the height of summer. Yours had a lot more romance with the leaves in front of it 🙂