Gallery: July 2 — The Lake

The route from Appenzell to Gersau took us through Luzern and across the Vierwaldstättersee (the Lake of Lucerne).

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But this is the Zürichsee — specifically its southeast end — which we passed by first.

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Luzern and its excellent Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge).

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Quick plane shot.

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On (in) the Kapellbrücke.

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Ja prima!

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A distinguished square.

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It's great how colorful the clocks of this tower are.

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The massive, rusticated remainder of the tower's building — note the Ründi.

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A lovely pan-cantonal café gallery.

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The Jesuitenkirche, a very curvular Baroque church.

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View down the Reuss as it exits the lake.

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I like those zany little tilted oval windows.

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A grand entrance to the grand station.

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First class on the Gallia, our sentimental favorite of the five Vierwaldstättersee steamers.

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BLIMP

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The dock at Vitznau, next town west from Gersau.

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The lively Art-Nouveau Vitznauer Hof. I like the openwork steeple in particular.

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Gersau now coming into view around the bend.

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*Gallia*

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That flag is almost as big as Gallia herself.

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Tschüss, Gallia! (Note the seemingly vertical topography beyond.)