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Lion of Lucerne 1 of 2

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 30 May 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). The lion was carved out of the rock face by the sculptor Lukas Ahorn between 1819 and 1821 to commemorate the death of 600 Swiss guards who died defending Tuileries during the French Revolution. Tomorrows post is a closer view of the lion.

Canon EOS 500D 1/100 second F/10.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

An amazing piece of art work!

30 May 2010 7:08am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful details ! I can imagine the amount of time that was needed to create such a piece of art... amazing ! Have a nice sunday Nigel :)

30 May 2010 8:57am

Tomix from landerneau, France


30 May 2010 10:12am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

looks like tired, crying lion ! beautiful frame .

30 May 2010 2:09pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

looking forward to tomorrow. This is a very nice shot

30 May 2010 3:30pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom


30 May 2010 5:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful photo!

31 May 2010 2:23pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


15 Jun 2010 4:31am

Canon EOS 500D
1/100 second
ISO 100
32 mm