Today, I was in a conference room in Lucerne for eight hours.
No sunshine. No city views. No sightseeing.
In the daylight, the front facade of the Hotel des Balances in Lucerne is awash with color, the figures and ornate border giving the building an almost candy-colored glow.
(They stand behind this sugary start by delivering a customized oval of chocolate on our pillows each night.)
When the sun sets, the hotel and the other painted buildings in the square loose their characteristic colors but not their charm. Most businesses close by seven o’clock, so there is only the sound of foot traffic on the cobblestone, and the street lights make the architecture appear more whimsical.
I took this photo from my hotel balcony, which overlooks the front entrance.
Pretty snazzy, huh?