The Lion of Lucerne

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Uploaded 12 Aug 2010
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© Bob Wall
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Shot in 1979 and scanned from the 8x10 print. I spent a week in Lucerne and fell in love with the city. I could live there.

From Wikipedia:

The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."

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