Jesuit Church

After breakfast our first port of call was the Jesuit Church which we had been meaning to visit all week. The inside reminded me very much of an ornate wedding cake.  We then ventured into the Museum of Art which is located in the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL). We were tempted there by the following description:

Covering an area of 2′100 square meters, the museum has temporary exhibitions displaying significant works of modern art, as well as exhibitions from the museum’s own collection, with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century landscape painting and international art from 1960.

Nearly all the art on display was extremely modern and not what I think of as ‘art’ and I didn’t notice any landscape paintings…  The temperature was in the 90s so after viewing the artworks we hoped to have refreshing drink on the terrace, but the cafe/bar was shut. We left the art museum and found an alternative cafe where we could sit and chill out before making our way to the train station for the start of our home journey.

On the way back to the hotel to pick up our baggage we visited a very old church before picking up sandwiches to enjoy on our train journey back to the airport.  When we arrived at the station there was train just about to leave and Mr C decided we would rush to catch this one rather than wait for the one we had planned to catch.  The cases then had to be hauled up and down stairs and along the carriages until we arrived in the correct part of the train for our tickets!

Not quite the relaxing journey it should have been, especially in the soaring temperatures.   But it did mean that we arrived at the airport in plenty of time for the flight.  The airport was cool due to the air conditioning, which was quite welcome.

Our flight was a little late leaving, but the pilot/flight was much better than our outward journey experience.  It was also nice to see Birmingham without cloud as we landed, that has got to be a first for many years…

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 6th 2013

8 Responses to “Lucerne – Day Six”

  1. ubermouth says:

    How old was the church that you visited? Did it have a date inscribed on it?

    When I was at Land’S End we visited the church there-still used every Sunday for service- that was 1000 AD. It was a simple,small, country church but beautiful.

    Had you been to Switzerland before, Cherie?

    It was one place I always meant to go ,but didn’t. Next time I am in the U.K I will definitely visit there. In the meantime, thanks for the tour and photos. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      The one in the photo did a have a date on the side. I will look it up when I do a separate post about the church. The other church I mention did not have a date and I don’t know if I will be able to find out any information about it.

      It was my first visit to Switzerland. Very expensive, but very nice :-)

      • ubermouth says:

        I look forward to the church post[and photos]. I love old churches. I was in Heaven when I went to Salisbury Cathedral and especially looking at the old graves around the sides. I got a beautiful night shot of it that I must post on my blog[when I am up and running-and now have the Napoleon photo for you and JD to post ] :)

        Switzerland,Rome, Florence[to see Michaelangelo's work[but also Gucci's *wink*] and France [to see Napoleon's legacy in the architecture-and the Louvre,of course] are all places I never got to when there. I hope to see them all this spring when I come back to the UK.

        Will you go to Switzerland again, do you think? Was it worth the cost? Is it really as clean and efficiently run as they say? :)

        • ubermouth says:

          Oh, I misunderstood. I thought the photo was the museum you were talking about,not a church. It looks quite modern ,doesn’t it?

  2. james higham says:

    Just been looking through this and you certainly went into far more detail than I did. Interesting indeed to see.

  3. I definitely have to visit Lucerne one day!