The Lion Monument

Lucerne_Dying Lion

The Dying Lion of Lucerne is a statue that commemorates the heroism of Swiss soldiers who died attempting to protect the Tuileries Palace in Paris, during the French Revolution. It was carved out of rock in 1820-1821.

I couldn’t get closer to it because of the water and since I only had the Fuji x100s with me (which you can’t zoom with), I wasn’t able to get a proper shot of the expression in its face. Which is a shame, because it’s quite impressive how they were able to portray its suffering!

Lucerne_Dying Lion2

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Tradução: O Leão de Lucerna é uma escultura que homenageia os soldados Suíços que morreram durante a Revolução Francesa. Foi esculpido em 1820-1821. Com a máquina fotográfica que tinha comigo não fui capaz de focar mais na cara do leão, nem de me aproximar por causa da água – o que foi pena porque retrataram mesmo bem o sofrimento na expressão dele.

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