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Lucerne, Switzerland- The Rosengart Collection, Churches and More

Not only did we spend a lot of time walking around the beautiful streets of Lucerne and taking in the beautiful Lion of Lucerne but we also went in churches and- my favorite part– visited The Rosengart Collection.

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Our first stop was the Jesuit Church.  This beautiful church was consecrated in 1677 although it wasn’t officially completed until over 200 years later.  When we ventured inside we were thrilled to find a woman practicing violin for a performance later in the week.  She was playing this beautiful Jewish music and she was so talented.  It totally made the experience.

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After the Jesuit Church we found our way to The Rosengart Collection.  It was pretty incredible.  Besides the incredible exhibits, I really loved the act of going through an art museum with my mother.  The last time we did that I was 17, and I’ve learned so much about art and have grown to appreciate it so much more since then.  It was such an amazing experience to walk through with her and actually discuss the art.

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The collection includes dozens upon dozens of works by Picasso and Paul Klee.  The Rosengarts had a close relationship with Picasso and that means not only paintings and sketches, but photographs of him, his process and his studio. (It was a much larger-scale version of the Bonjour, Picasso Exhibition I saw in Kansas City.)  It was pretty incredible:

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We were completely in love with the museum’s Marc Chagall collection… Especially the wall of small prints. So fantastic.

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We ducked into multiple little shops and made our way back across Chapel Bridge to this beautiful church, Hofkirche.  It wasn’t anything crazy, elaborate, but I love finding the beauty in sites like this.
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We spent a few more hours wandering the streets of Lucerne, stepping into little shops and tiny chapels to warm up.  I love seeing little things like decorations on houses, ornate doorknobs, women filling their bottles out of beautiful fountains on the street and sidewalk markets…

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We had such a wonderful day in Lucerne.  I completely fell in love with this city and I’m so happy that I got to experience it with my beautiful, amazing mom.  So, I thought I would end my Lucerne posts with one of those silly selfie attempts that I mentioned in Lucerne Part 1.

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