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|Detail from Kapellbrücke at Lucerne.|
Kapellbrücke from 1365 is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. It was erected as a guard's walkway across Reuss river and connected the old and the new fraction of Lucerne city. The roof gables used to contain 111 triangular paintings of scenes from Swiss history.
The bridge burned down on August 18th, 1993, probably due to a discarded stub. Only 33 paintings remained intact, 78 were seriously harmed by the fire, leading to a complete loss of 31 and the recovery of 47, 30 of which could be restored.
On the seams between the original and the reconstructed parts, charred pieces of wood and paintings remind the visitors to be cautious with their cigarettes.
Taken on film with my Canon A1.
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