by Mark Howells-Mead
The mountaintop hotel, restaurant and visitor complex on Mount Pilatus, between Lake Lucerne and the forest cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden, is a marvel of structural engineering. An ugly one, but a marvel nonetheless.
With Alpnachsee, Vierwaldstättersee and Stans in the distance. A risky photo: to get the right angle, I needed to climb through the fence and sit on the edge of the rocky cliff face.