This is a few moments that happened during that day.
Lucerne is a relatively short 45 minute train ride away from Zurich. I took my time to get there, and spent the morning around the lake, and playing with the local swans.
After lunch I headed over to check out some of the history of this ancient town. Starting with the Lion of Lucerne. The lion is a relief carved in stone, with a nice pond in front of it. It was carved in 1820, and is a monument to a massacre of Swiss troops during the French revolution in 1792.
However they didn't keep me from finding my first geocache of my trip. I don't cache much anymore, but when I am at a cool location like this I get inspired to pull out the Geocaching app and see what is near by. In this case there was a cache in the woods right at the edge of the monument.
Shortly after I finished by beer and started walking again I came across a street performer, doing street performer things.
I went to walk past them, but they waved me over. Before I knew it I was a part of a large group photo of tourists. Then they switched out and I was included in another photo. Finally I had my photo taken with the gentleman who first took my picture.
There was much laughing, and good times. I seemed to be a hit. I just imagine that family talking about that large Swiss man they met, not knowing I am a fraud (from a Swiss perspective - I am legitimately large).
So back to Kappelbrucke. In english it is known as Chapel Bridge. It is a rather long wooden pedestrian bridge - seveal hundred feet across the Ruess River. Along the way are dozens of religious themed paintings so passerby's will spend time contemplating their eternal souls whilst they cross the river.
Now its a tourist attraction. Mind you, a very pretty one.
Lucerne is a nice town, and I hope to make it back here some day.