Chapel Bridge is a photograph of a marvelous wooden covered bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland. It is considered Lucerne’s most famous landmark. This city in Switzerland straddles the river Reuss where it drains into Lake Lucerne and has several bridges. The original wooden Chapel Bridge was built in 1333 and is 669 feet long. It is still considered the oldest covered bridge in Europe, even though most of it had to be replaced in 1993 due to fire. There is a tower midway across the bridge that is octagonal in shape and was part of the original fortification of the city. 17th century paintings of Lucerne’s history are all along the inside of the bridge.
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and gift for the earth, hence the name of my art business, For the Earth. My mother painted in oils when I was young and encouraged my own drawing, painting and handcrafting in all forms. My father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result of these loving influences, I am a lifelong student of both mediums. I am grateful to my wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson, for training my eye and technique. I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed its creation. More gifts for the earth can be found at these websites: jeanette-french.artistwebsites.com and jeanette-french.pixels.com.
January 29th, 2019
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