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.