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Lucerne, Switzerland - Last Night - 21 April 2003

Posted by Edmond on Saturday, May 10, 2003 · Comments (2)

Another night tour of Lucerne, but beginning from Luzernerquai and down towards the Musegg wall under the Zyt Tower. Rainclouds had gathered again, but fortunately there was only a light shower. Otherwise, it was quite a clear night on my last day in Lucerne.


I traced my steps back to Luzernerquai hoping to get a glimpse of what Lucerne looks like at night from here. Rainclouds had gathered again, swooping around the peak of Pilatus like invaders from another planet, only to be sliced apart by the imposing mountain.

As the showers had started, the surface of the lake started getting choppy. It was also time to move fast in case the showers got worse. So I headed around the main sights again, namely the Hof Church which just glows at night, Schwarnenplatz and Seebrucke to see the Water Tower and Chapel Bridge again.

I arrived at the Musegg Wall under the Zyt Tower in the middle of the night. But by this time, daylight had completely disappeared, making the city look dark and mysterious like the night before. Fortunately, the light illuminating the Zyt Tower provided both comfort and reassurance as I scanned the town from the topmost lookout at the city.


Canon EOS 300V with 28-90mm USM lense. Kodak Portra NC 400. A mini tripod and ball-head socket used for most of the shots and exposures were between 1 and 3 seconds.

Edmond, 2002