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Week 78

Monument

Before our visit I had not heard of

The Lion of Lucerne

Also as the Lion Monument it is a memorial

located in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The monument, features a dying lion, is a rock relief carved

into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry.

Created in the early part of the 19th century,

the purpose of the Lion of Lucerne was to

commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives

in 1792 during the French Revolution.

Although I did take the photos,

I had forgotten the story behind the Lion of Lucerne.

Hence nearly all of the above information

came from another website this week.

Please click anywhere along here

to continue reading

The Lucerne Lion

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Pic and a Word Challenge: 78 Monument

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Lucerne

 
Recently I completed a book titled

Song of the Bellbirds

written by an Australian author

Anne McCullagh Rennie.

Song of the Bellbirds follows the fortunes of a

young Australian Singer who wins a scholarship

to study Opera in Vienna.

One day her European born husband takes her to Lucerne…

and they wander across the Chapel Bridge.

As they walk arm in arm they admire the craftsmanship

taken to build the bridge…

and the Austrian husband translates all these writings

under the bridge’s roof for our Aussie Diva.

Just wish he was there when we were.

As you may have noticed the outside of the bridge

was covered with flowers in September…

and there was even room for a busker to

entertain tourists and locals alike.

So, not a long walk this week but one

I will remember for a very long time.

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