Thursday, 21 February 2013
Lucerne and the lake
Lucerne or Luzern towards the north of Swizerland lies on the side of Lake Lucerne (or Vierwaldstättersee in German). One of its main attractions is the wooden Chapel Bridge and water tower shown on this poster from 1936. Sadly the bridge was almost burnt down in 1993 though it has since been restored, but many the original interior painting were destroyed. There used to be three of these pedestrian bridges but only two remain, this and the Spreuerbrücke. All had 17th century paintings in the triangles formed by the roof trusses.
The poster has been reproduced as a very attractive postcard by the Museum für Gestaltung, the Museum of Design, in Zurich.