Tuesday, November 16, 2010

An Old Street in an Old Town

This is a street in Lucerne Switzerland's old town. I took the shot with my new little Canon powershot s95 camera. This was my first trip to Switzerland and I fell in love with it's charming beauty. Vicki had been a few times as a child but she fell in love too.
We stayed in a wonderful hotel called the Lucerne Grand Hotel National. It's a grand old hotel in a great location right on the lake, but we chose a "city view room" on the 5th floor with a view of the cathedral. We had a great stay and we enjoyed lots of good food.
I sure hope that I'm blessed with another visit someday.

16 comments:

  1. Hi, James great shot. I love the Canon s95.

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  2. Hi James!
    It's so nice to see you back in blogland!
    I love the angle of this shot, and the cobblestone street is really cool.
    Is that a window full of harps?
    ☼ Sunny

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  3. Seeing Mr Pickwick and Harps in the shop, I was thinking more of England than of Switzerland..I love the mood of this picture!

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  4. How lovely! The old cobblestones and buildings lit up by the golden glow of lights coming from of all places, a harp shop! I like the low angle of the shot, it makes the whole scene even more inviting. The street lights look like stars...

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  5. What a great shot.

    My mother-in-laws family are Swiss. You'd never believe the name if I told you! lol

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  6. Old world charm beautifully captured! I'm glad you had a good trip, J.

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  7. Welcome back James. I look forward to your posts!

    Take care! Surely, the two kitties missed you both!

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  8. Lucerne is a beautiful city indeed!This picture is fantastic, you captured the lights and there is a store of musical instrument with adorable harps!So wonderful shot!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  9. We fell in love with Switzerland too! I love those harps in the window.

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  10. It looks Christmasy somehow . . .
    love the harps in the window

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  11. Welcome back (I'm late I know). I've yet to cross the border to Switzerland. Now I have yet another reason...

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  12. this would have been a good shot if you were standing, but to take it at such a low angle, made it amazing...

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  13. Mmm mmm, really nice light, love the stars around the streetlights glow...

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  14. Great shot James! I really like the lighting and the harps in the store front window.

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  15. Great shot, and nice thing you did fall for Switzerland... It is indeed a wonderful country, so spotless...

    It must have been quite a trip, in fact : France, Belgium, Switzerland... I hope Vicki and you did enjoy it.

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  16. What an amazing night shot James, beautiful lighting.
    So perfect details on the shinny cobblestone pavement.

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