February has been a strange month. Travels, a beautiful weeding and bad weather have made me neglect my photography and the blog. I’m not particularly happy about it, but I confess that this little digital detox feels somehow good. I love this blog, but sometimes taking care of the other social networks linked to it can be very time consuming and stressful! Even more for those people worried about numbers… Fortunately, I’m not one of those and these little “vacations” are welcomed.

But now I’m back in Zurich and ready to resume my routine. I haven’t taken new winter photographs in the last weeks. It has snowed a bit in Switzerland, but after a very mild winter, it seems that everybody is ready for spring. It’s beginning of March and everything is green and little flowers are starting to bloom everywhere. We have still a few snowy and cold days ahead, I’m sure of it. But with the warm temperatures and the sun shining, today I don’t feel like sharing more white landscapes…

So, here are some photos I took last summer. As my mum, and later my brother and his wife, visited us, I wanted to show them very special places in Switzerland. One of those special places is Lucerne. Located in central Switzerland, at the end of lake Lucerne, this small city at the gate of the Swiss Alps is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. And there’s no wonder why. The pretty houses with painted facades, the impressive baroque churches, the iconic Chapel bridge adorned with flowers, the views of the lake and the mighty Alps from the city, and the tranquil atmosphere of the city makes visiting it one of the best experiences in Switzerland! And definitely one that I want my visitors to have!


  1. Magnificent photos as always! 🙂

  2. Looks so tranquil. Like the worries of the world will never reach this place

    • mercedescatalan

      It’s funny, because Lucerne is far from tranquil compared to the Swiss standard, hehehe. There are so so many tourists always, no matter the season or the weather!!! But it’s such a beautiful place… 🙂

  3. It is such a pretty city, Lucerne. I have fond memories of it. In fact, it is 9 years ago that I was there with my daughter as a 11 year old and she still remembers it so well. It must have leaft an impression on her, as it did me. The church was lit up with lights at night! Wonderful.

    • mercedescatalan

      Happy these photos brought you fond memories!!! And no wonder why your daughter remembers Lucerne so well… it’s just so picturesque!! For me, no matter how many times I’ve been there, or in what season… it’s always a pleasure to wander in its beautiful streets and admire the mountains around, the lake, the gorgeous facades… 🙂

      • It is definitely a fabulous holiday destination!

        • mercedescatalan

          It is!!! And definitely, one of my favorite!! Along with Zurich (it’s beautiful and is home!!) and Bern (because it’s so different to the rest of Switzerland!)

          • I never made it to Bern. Maybe if we are ever to travel without restriction again, I may visit there. I definitely want to go to Zermatt in three years time.

          • mercedescatalan

            Bern is always a city I always show to my visits… Lucerne or Bern! I alternate a bit so I don’t visit the same city too many times the same year, hehehe!
            Oh, Zermatt… I don’t take my visits there… But it is such a magical place! I’ve been there only in summer and I loved it! I heard in winter can be a bit overcrowded (and prices skyrocket!), but I wouldn’t mind to see those landscapes and the Matterhorn dress in white 🙂
            I hope you can make that trip in three years!

          • Me too. The madness of Corona may be over and done with then….

  4. Good to hear from you again. Vacations from everyday life can be invigorating. Lucerne is a beautiful and you captured it beautifully with your lens.

    • mercedescatalan

      Thanks a mil, Anne!!! Well, vacations weren’t that long… and the absence from the blog wasn’t something planned!! But the weather, the trip to Spain for a weeding and a few more things than came up made me being a bit negligent with my photography and, thus, the blog… But these “vacations” are welcomed, I needed some disconnection and to focus on other things for a while!!! But I’m happy to be back!!
      Ah, Lucerne… I just love this tiny city. I’ve visited it regularly for the last 5 years, almost every time I have family visiting us… And I love it every time, hehehe. It’s just a city made for photography!! 🙂

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