Luzern Afternoon – a Fine Art Photograph on Canvas

Nestled between snow-capped mountains and the sparkling waters of Lake Lucerne, Luzern is one of the most beautiful small cities in the world. An hour south of Basel and Zürich, Switzerland, and boasting invigorating mountain views, lake cruises and a picturesque old quarter, Luzern (Lucerne in French and English, Lucerna in Italian) has long been one of Europe’s most popular tourist towns. When Queen Victoria came for a holiday in August 1868 (checking in under a pseudonym), the town was already renowned, and a century of steady growth currently attracts five million tourists each year. And no wonder—mountains, lakes and traditional Swiss landscapes surround the town. Tourism is the leading source of income, and yet the city has adeptly managed to retain all of its charm.

Due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is traditionally considered one of the premier European destinations. Since the city straddles the Reuss River where it drains the lake, it has a number of bridges. The most famous is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a 204 m (669 ft) long wooden bridge. The Chapel Bridge is Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge and was first built in the 14th century.

Partway across, the bridge passes by a medieval octagonal Water Tower (Wasserturm), a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern’s history. The Bridge with its Tower is the city’s most famous landmark.

Along the river are numerous charming spots to stop and enjoy a lunch or afternoon coffee.  People taking time to enjoy the sunny afternoon by the crystal clear water, one of the clearest rivers I have ever seen in a populated area, have a striking view of the Bridge and Water Tower. The mountains provide an inspiring backdrop to this beautiful scene.

Luzern Afternoon Fine Art Photo on CanvasLuzern Afternoon, a 16″ x 24″ Unstretched Canvas Print is a composite Fine Art Photograph by Ron Abel, printed on our premium archival, brightener-free canvas with approx. 2″ of additional unprinted material on all four sides to accommodate stretching.  After printing, a Gel Coat texture is applied. This process gives the finished canvas a pleasing range of light reflecting properties that vary from different viewing angles. After sealing your canvas with a 100+ year protective top coat, it will be carefully rolled and sleeved in a sturdy mailing tube and shipped to you via FedEx. 

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2 Responses to “Luzern Afternoon – a Fine Art Photograph on Canvas”

  1. That was a different thought track. I love your style that you put into your work. Please do move forward with more like this.

  2. Ron says:

    Thank you for the encouragement Bette. There are more like this, as well as many others on the way soon. Ron