Lucerne Day 3


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October 2nd 2019
Published: May 17th 2022
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Stiftung Rosengart - Rosengart Collection. works by Modigliani, Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Dufy, and Soutine, this gallery is sure to delight. An emphasized display of works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Pilatusstrasse 10. DSC_0568
Wednesday morning was free before out afternoon bus transfer to Basel and the Viking Rhine cruise boat. Susan and I made the most of it and, once again, Susan was the guide. She knew of the Rosengart Collection art museum. The museum is one of impressionism, cubism and modernism and displays works by Modigliani, Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Dufy, and Soutine, with an emphasis on Picasso and Paul Klee. The well curated collection was assembled by Siegfried Rosengart (1894-1985) and continues to be overseen by his daughter, Angela. It is said she is in the museum every day, and I am certain i saw her. A most interesting painting on display is her portrait painted by Picasso, who the Rosengarts knew very well.

On the other side of the Altstadt is the Lion Monument. We took one of the ever convenient trolleybuses to get there. The Lion of Lucerne is a sculpture carved into a rock face. Installed in 1821, it commemorates the 760 Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. (A contingent of Swiss Guards was in the service of Louis LVI.)

In the area were a number of souvenir shops
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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument. Known as the Lion of Lucerne. Designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and carved in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. The monument commemorates the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. "... the famous Lion of Lucerne, executed in 1821 to the memory of 26 officers and about 760 soldiers of the Swiss guard, who fell in defending the Tuileries on 10th Aug., 1792. The dying lion (28' in length), reclining in a grotto, transfixed by a broken lance, and sheltering the Bourbon lily with its paw, is hewn out of the natural sandstone rock after a model by the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Inscription: Helvetiorum fidel ac virtuti. Die X Aug., II et III Sept. 1792. Haec sunt nomina eorum, qui ne sacramenti fidem fallerent, fortissime pugnantes ceciderunt. Duces XXVII. Solerti amicorum cura cladi superfuerunt Duces XVI".--Baedeker 1903. DSC_0573
and cafes. A bought a Swiss Army Knife at one of the shops. There were all manner of different varieties and the proprietor was most helpful in describing them. Shops were also selling cuckoo clocks, though we would wait for the Back Forest. We had lunch at one of the cafes before returning to the Hotel Montana.




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Swiss CowSwiss Cow
Swiss Cow

Swiss cow sculpture in Lucerne. Is this the source of Swiss Cheese? IMG_1007
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Swiss Boy

Swiss Boy wooden sculpture. IMG_1011
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Luzern Station

Bahnhof Luzern - Luzern Station. The arch remains from the 1896 station as an entrance to the 2001 station. Bahnhofplatz. IMG_1006
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Luzern Station

Bahnhof Luzern - Luzern Station. Opened in 2001. The railway station acts as an intermodal transportation facility with all city buss routes converging on it. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, Bahnhofplatz. IMG_0988
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Swisswheel

Swisswheel in Lucerne. Erected for the Määs autumn festival. DSC_0357
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Genferhaus

Genferhaus. Adaptive reuse as a mixed-use commercial and residential space in 2007. St. Leodegarstrasse 2. IMG_1028
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Bundesgericht

Bundesgericht (BGer) - Tribunal fédéral. Swiss Federal court house in Lucerne. Schweizerhofquai 6. IMG_1030
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Haus Zurgilgen

Haus Zurgilgen (zur Gilgen). Built in 1507-1510. The tower, Baghardsturm, was a corner tower of the inner city fortifications. Adaptive reuse as commercial space. Kapellplatz 1. DSC_0356
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Luegislandturm

The Musegg Wall and its nine towers are part of Lucerne's historic fortifications. Luegislandturm. "Erected in 1370, in keeping with its name (look toward the land), this tower served as a watchtower for the protection of the town. It boasts a weathercock pointing left to right atop its high, peaked roof". The tallest of the nine towers. "Lucerne ... is enclosed by well-preserved walls, with nine watch-towers, erected in 1385..."--Baedeker 1903. DSC_0578
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Heuturm and Luegislandturm

Luegislandturm at right. Heu Tower - Heuturm at left. "This tower is named after the hay that was once stored there, but it also contained gunpowder. In 1701 hundredweights of the explosive blew up due to lightning. The tower was destroyed, and many locals were killed by flying stones. The rebuilt version of the tower is 44 meters tall". The Musegg Wall and its nine towers are part of Lucerne's historic fortifications. "Lucerne ... is enclosed by well-preserved walls, with nine watch-towers, erected in 1385..."--Baedeker 1903. DSC_0579
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Swiss Chalet

Swiss chalet outside Lucerne. DSC_0580
SempacherseeSempachersee
Sempachersee

Sempachersee - Lake Sempach, one of the Lakes of Lucerne. "... the Lake of Sempach (1663'), 5 M. long, 1 1/2 M. broad ..."--Baedeker 1903. DSC_0585


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