PIC-and-Word-Challenge_Lucerne_Lion

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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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