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the lion of lucerne...wow...stood in front of this magnificent monument when in Switzerland

Lion Monument, Lucerne Switzerland.The famous carving of a dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen is in a small park just off Lowenplatz. The carving was made to commemorate hundreds of Swiss guards killed by the mobs who stormed the Tuilleries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution in 1792. The latin inscription HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI means "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss".

Lucerne, Switzerland. beautiful architecture

Lucerne Switzerland © Jim Zuckerman - once was the longest covered bridge in the world (not sure if it still is)

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You havent lived until you have spent at least one night at Mount Pilates in Switzerland ..Amazing !

wonderful old bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland. Has all kinds of paintings and carvings on the ceiling.

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The cutest, oldest, covered, wooden footbridge in Europe can be found in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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