Center Stage: European Tour Day 9
Tuesday, May 23, 2013
We started the day off by taking a cable car up to the top of Mount Pilatus.
Students Brandi Fishburn, Liv Bertsch, Audrey Walts, and Maxx Wright all sit together in their cable car and prepare to ascend up Mount Pilatus.
Students show their Purdue spirit by posing with the Purdue flag at the top of Mount Pilatus.
On the way down from the mountain, everyone took the world's steepest train. This train took us to the lakeside town of Lucerne, where students were given free time to shop at the many stores.
The outside of the Pilatus Railway showcases the story of Mount Pilatus. With an elevation of 7000 feet, we enjoyed unforgettable views over the surrounding mountains and lakes.
Once in Lucerne, we enjoyed a great traditional Swiss meal at the Stadtkeller Restaurant, where we enjoyed traditional Swiss entertainment and cuisine.
Lucerne is called the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake”. Here is a beautiful picture of the lakeside view by edge of Lucerne.
Once we returned to our hotel, we had a special Swiss evening filled with performances by a local children's choir.
The children sang traditional Swiss songs for the audience and even yodeled a little for us!
Afterwards, the adult gospel choir sang a few inspirational songs. They were kind enough to share warm words of welcome to us.
The choir sang a beautiful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine”.
The Purduettes took the stage with a performance of “Brand New You” with solos by Abby Everett and Grace Bagshaw.
The Purduettes then sang an acapella version of “Natural Woman”.
During the Glee Club set, freshman Jordan Friend, sings his run-out to a local woman.
The Glee Club seniors sang the solos to their rendition of the Lennon-McCartney classic “Oh-bla-di, Oh-bla-da”.
The Purduettes and the Glee Club join together to sing the world's greatest fight song “Hail Purdue”. The song brought their crowd to their feet.