The Chapel Bridge and Mt. Pilatus

Beautiful weather greeted us on Sunday, June 4. We picked up Dr. Puya Mair Guzder at the railway station and showed her a bit of Lucerne. This is the famous Kapelbrucke and you can see Mt. Pilatus in the mist above the city. June 4, 1967

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Flag-decked Streets of Lucerne, Switzerland

Beautiful weather greeted us on Sunday, June 4. We picked up Dr. Purmaya Guzder at the railway station and showed her a bit of Lucerne. June 4, 1967

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Lake Lucerne

This is a view along Lake Lucerne before we reached the Brunig Pass. June 4, 1967

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The Lauterbrunnen Valley

We drove through a narrow wooded valley along a stream. At one place along the road was a spectacular view of Jungfrau. When we reached Lauterbrunnen the trees thinned and the valley opened to a terrific view. The valley is sort of a boxed-canyon, with cliffs rising over 1000 ft on each side. The canyon end is blocked by the Grosshorn and Breithorn, glistening white against the sky with an almost complete covering of snow. Down the sheer rock wall tumbled a number of falls - I can see five waterfalls from where I sit, and there are several more down the valley toward Stechelberg.

The campground where we are camped is in the green floor of this canyon, almost at the foot of the famous Staubbach Falls. These falls drop so far that most of the water turns to mist before it hits - it looks something like a lace curtain. It is interesting to watch the changes in the fall - an extra volume of water causes a streamer to depart from the main course, like a thin white finger probing downward until it vaporizes into mist. The fall actually drifts a considerable distance in the wind as it comes down - it was drifting about 10 left when we came into the campground. June 4, 1967

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Stream and the Breithorn, Near Stechelberg

After settling into our campsite at Lauterbrunnen, we drove down to the end of the valley near Stechelberg. The road ended there and there were only intriquing paths and trails fanning out into the roadless mountains. The view of the snowclad Grosshorn and Breithorn was more commanding there and there were several more waterfalls. It looks like a tremendous place from which to take walks. June 4, 1967

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End of the Valley Near Stechelberg

The Grosshorn and Breithorn stand above us as we look at the lush green valley end. June 4, 1967

The Breithorn
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