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Update: Weddings in Lucern

I got to see it.. at least on the outside

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Here is a picture of the side of the Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern - the old Grain Miller, Baker and Pastry Chef (gotta love that combination) guild hall - where I had my midafternoon meal. After my Chardonnay soup I had a plate of Swiss cold meats and cheese (YUM!) to finish off my glass of wine. Little did I know at the time that (and I'm stealing this from the culturetrip.com website - cause they just say it better than I could)

The building dates " back to the 16th century, when it was built as a guild hall for the city’s bakers and millers [and don't forget the pastry chefs!]. A beautiful fresco on the facade, depicting a tree bearing many coats of arms, makes the building one of the Old Town’s crown jewels. The typical, seasonal Swiss cuisine also comes with the fantastic view of the famous Kapellebrucke." Which was the wooden pedestrian bridge we walked across in the morning. While waiting for Pat's gig in the pub, we sat on a bench with this view. The light was amazing as the sun started to set.



Anyway.. back to Pfistern (say that fast five times!) The coat of arms represent the members of the guild. Even though to Pat and I it looked like a family tree..


OK so back to the weddings. As I was walking back to the hotel room (which is actually not a hotel a bunch of Air BNB type of rooms managed by a hotel around the corner.. I saw a line of people standing like a gauntlet outside the main door to the old City Hall. I remembered the cheering I could hear earlier and it all clicked. These were the friends of someone getting married waiting for them outside to cheer and throw rice and bubbles on them! Now it made sense why the cheering was so loud. So I thought I'd wait to see the celebration.

It took longer than I expected. I did find it interesting many of them were wearing the same company logo t-shirt. I guess it was a unity thing. Not sure I'd want my work friends to show up at my wedding with blue SLHS shirts on.. but I get it. LOL

FINALLY the wedding party came out.... annnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddddd THEN the groom and the bride! And the cheering commenced with the bubbles. You can just make out the bride by the white of her wedding dress showing through the 'gauntlet'. Everyone looked genuinely happy for the couple.


A last little thing - cause you know my fondness for the creatures of the world. All day long I noticed how the itty bitty sparrows around town would face someone who was eating and look up at them expectantly - hoping for a scrap. But it was in a group.

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo I just heard Alpen horns outside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow that beat the bells in Salzburg !! I took a move to capture it. hoping YouTube will let me load it up.

OK random amazing moment !!!! LOVED I !! Totally unaware that was going to happen. I think they are outside the old city hall which is literally steps from here. They are playing another song!! *sigh* I am in Switzerland - finally.

So the little birds. Here is what they looked like.. all looking up - hoping. Bless their little hearts.


Posted by sstalpo 10:10 Archived in Switzerland Tagged hall guild

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