Lucerne: Old Town — dark clouds over the bridge

The old Kapellbrücke bridge in Lucerne, known as the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, was built in the 14th century for defensive purposes – cutting the wide mouth of the Reuss River diagonally next to the great Lake of Lucerne. Most of the bridge burned down in 1993 and was rebuilt. Some of the more than 100 paintings placed between the rafters in the 17th century were recreated, and some were left in a state of total charring. Black images that day were matched with dark clouds, above this otherwise colorful town.

(June 2018)