Switzerland (Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken)
The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge)- Lucerne, Switzerland- a footbridge over the Reuss River. This is the world's oldest surviving truss bridge and the paintings you see here were painted in 17th century and the bridge was built in the year 1300.
"the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."- Mark Twain. Traveled into Lucerne to spend some time at The Lion Monument. The monument was designed by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, and finally hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn, in a former sandstone quarry near Lucerne. Carved into the cliff face, the monument measures a staggering ten meters in length and six meters in height. The monument is dedicated Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti ("To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss"). The dying lion is portrayed impaled by a spear, covering a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis of the French monarchy; beside him is another shield bearing the coat of arms of Switzerland. The inscription below the sculpture lists the names of the officers and gives the approximate numbers of soldiers who died.