Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Luzern: Baroque

 The high altar in the Jesuitenkirche : Luzern, CH

One of my favorite paintings in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is Albert Bierstadt's Lake Lucerne. (See a better shot of it here.) I could stare at that painting for hours (and have!), so I was pretty excited to visit Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland, recently. We were only there for a couple of hours on our way home from Graub√ľnden, but it was lovely and I hope to go back soon. Lucerne is famous for it's covered walkways. You can see a few pictures from the Old Town and river front areas at my Picasa Web Albums.

Along the river front is a beautiful Baroque church called the Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church.) We went in for a few minutes and enjoyed listening to the organist practice. It was lovely. You can also see a few more pictures at my Picasa Web Albums.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 4/10

1 comment:

James said...

Lucerne looks like a wonderful place. Thanks for linking the extra pictures. I can't wait to go there. :)