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Lucerne, Switzerland - 20th April 2008

By: MrsC

I’m back from my jet setting everybody! As you can see from the flag I visited Switzerland. It was very overcast so there weren’t too many picturesque photos, but come and have a look at what I got up to while I was here.

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First off we went to Lucerne. I was so glad I had my scarf on it was very chilly. This is Lake Lucerne and the Chapel Bridge. This covered bridge has become the unofficial symbol of the city. The Wasserturm (Water Tower) is believed to have once served as the lucerna, or lighthouse, after which the town was named.

Hey! You CAN see a bit of the Alps under all that mist!

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This is the Lion of Lucerne. The inscription reads ‘ HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI’ which means “The Loyalty and Courage of the Swiss". It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.


Mark Twain, the American author, called the Lion Monument “the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world”.

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So, Fi, we ARE going to see REAL lions sometime soon hey? Cool. Just checking. On with the tour.

Oooh, Tanya, coming from the Southern Hemisphere, was so cold we had to stop for a warming cup of coffee…

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Then we got onto the SERIOUS stuff! Mhhh hmm mhh! Yummy, yummy, yummy… chocolate in my tummy. Every variety you can think of.

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Oh, and of course some cheese… I’m drooling just thinking of it all again.

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What a nice little house this bird has. Umm Fi…? Oh, no she says I can forget it, she doesn’t build houses. So where is this silly cuckoo everyone keeps telling me about? When is it coming out of there?

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