Photo of the Week: Lucerne’s Iconic Water Tower

chapel bridge and water tower, lucerne, switzerland

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower in Lucerne, Switzerland

Every city in Western Europe has its celebrated landmark, the focal point for snap happy tourists in search of the perfect postcard picture. For the city of Lucerne, located in central Switzerland, it’s the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower that dominates its historical Old Town.

The iconic Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke in German), originally built in 1333 as part of Lucerne’s fortifications, is said to be the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world.

I was playing with a few photos from our trip to Switzerland and like how the Black and White filter turned out with this particular photo. The medieval stone tower has an haunting feel about it, like it’s the keeper of many dark secrets from centuries of changing authority.

That, or it’s home to Rapunzel and her long blonde hair…

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, Lucerne

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 65 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Google+ and subscribe to their travel newsletter.