Sadly, however, the shops might be any old touristy area in the world, from Quincy Market, to South Street seaport, to the Champs Élysées. There are high end fashion stores, electronics stores, and loads of chains. There were a lot of shops selling Lindt Chocolate and Swiss Army knives, so I suppose that counts as local. Just as well...no shopping for me.
So a few pics from the day...
First the famous "Dying Lion of Lucerne", which honors the Swiss guard who were killed defending the royal family during the French Revolution.
A decoratively painted building in the Old Town
Chapel bridge, across the river
The pipe organ inside a very old Franciscan church