Hands up if you have magnets of the places that you have traveled to on your fridge. Come on. Own up. Don’t feel guilty. I’m here to present to you a set of magnets that’s almost impossible to get: Impossible Magnets.
Being the early birds in Lucerne helped as we managed to beat the tour groups that were coming in. While we were having our photos taken at Löwendenkmal, a few buses stopped. But by then, we were on our way to the next attraction which is just adjacent to the Lion Monument. The Swiss Pass covers entrance into the Gletschergarten and the Alpineum.
These two attractions are basically a trip towards the time of the Prehistoric Ages, showing how the area was once a huge big slab of ice which slowly eroded through time to give the area a place to build the city of Lucerne.
“Kind of boring.”
“Not really if you’re interested in the history.”
Actually, not much have changed to the Old Town of Lucerne as it was boxed in by the old castle walls, there’s even an old map to prove it.
If you think that you have seen it all, then you haven’t seen this amazing video by the Russian Free-Climbing Team ‘On The Roofs‘ pulling off an amazing stunt of climbing to the top of the China Online Skyscraper and hacking into its massive billboard to display their own message. Talk about other usage for a GoPro and a drone.
Story via Matador Network
JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were my two favourite fantasy books back in the days before their movies ever came out on the big screen. Stentor Danielson might have been a fan of it too as he came up with this idea of drawing modern maps in Tolkien-esque style.
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Lucerne or Luzern (in German) is a very small city that attracts plenty of visitors. Most of them will use Lucerne as a base to visit the mountains of Mt Rigi or even Mt Pilatus. But that doesn’t detract the value of Lucerne as a place to visit on its own. So after our ‘mountain’ excursion yesterday, it was time to give the city of Lucerne a trip that it deserved.
“Nothing says more about Lucerne than the famous Käpellbrücke or Chapel Bridge.”
“We need to wake up early for it.” I said.
“We saw it last night.” came the reply. True, but there’s a distinct difference between the sunset/evening view and the morning view.
It was only 8am in the morning and that was the best time, there weren’t that many tourists around and we had the place all to ourselves.