Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lovely Lucerne

Switzerland CH-116805 received 08-11-2012

Sent by: Mabo63
From: Amriswil, Switzerland
ID number: CH-116805
Notes: Lucerne is a city of about 80,000 people located in central Switzerland.  In 750 A.D., a Benedictine monastery was built in the area, and by 1178, the city itself had been founded.  The area shown on this card is Old Town along the River Reuss, and the building on the left that looks like a church is in fact...a church.  It is the Jesuit Church, the first baroque church in Switzerland north of the Alps.  Construction began in 1667, and the church was consecrated in 1677 even though the interior was not yet finished.  The onion domes on the towers were not completed until 1893.

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