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I was in Luzern Switzerland during my summer holiday tour waiting for my convocation ceremony back in loughborough, england. I took this picture with my friends camera and save it inside a 1.44M disk drive for some time now. Therefore the actual resolution of the picture is pretty low. I edit it with PS before this posting.

The Lion Monument (L÷wendenkmal) in Luzern, Switzerland. This monument, carved by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1819, commemorates the sacrifice of more than six hundred Swiss Guards ("Gardes suisse") who died defending the Tuileries Palace in Paris at the time of the overthrow of the French Monarchy on 10 August 1792 during the French Revolution. The Swiss Guards were the most senior of the thirteen regiments of Swiss mercenaries in the Royal Army and had served with distinction since the seventeenth century. The monument portrays a dying lion lying across broken symbols of the French monarchy.

Surely love to go back there as Luzern, Grindelwald & Jungfrajoch is a very nice place.

Adam

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  • Copyright: adam chew (adamchewts01) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 42 N: 141] (862)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1998-06-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 4:52
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