Day 13: A farewell

Destination: Zurich & Luzern, Switzerland 

Oh…multiple feelings happened today…from happiness to sadness. That day was our official end of our course.

VISITING NEST, A RESEARCH AGENCY

“NEST accelerates the process of innovation in the building sector. In this modular research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag, new technologies, materials and systems are tested, researched, honed and validated in realistic conditions. The close cooperation with partners from research, industry and the public sector helps launch innovative building and energy technologies on the market faster.”

(https://www.empa.ch/web/nest)

VISITING ETH ZURICH CAMPUS

From NEST, we moved to visit ETH Zurich campus. 

ETH has a wooden building that they use as living lab.

From example, the experiment on coatings with these wood panels.


A WOODEN BRIDGE IN LUCERN

Later that day, we made our way to Lucern, about 45 minutes from Zurich.

We visited the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. The name of the bridge is Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) that serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions.

“The Kapellbrücke is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique because it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire.”

(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapellbrücke)



After exploring the wooden bridge, we had a free time to explore Lucern. However, the time is limited because we need to go back to Zurich for a dinner.

A FAREWELL DINNER

And yes, that was our farewell dinner. The last dinner as a group and the course participants.

We walked from our accommodation to the traditional Swiss restaurant called Zeughauskeller. Built in 1487, the building was originally for armory storage.



We enjoyed the food and the talk.

After finished, we went out and exchanging some words to say goodbye. It was touching. We hug each other and promise to keep in touch.

Luv y’all my friends. Miss you already. – the blogger – 😢🤧

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