Lucerne Switzerland

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One of my colleagues met up with me today in Lucerne Switzerland and took me on a tour of the city.  We saw the normal sights like the Chapel bridge and toured the transportation museum.  I’ll be uploading a lot of pictures once I get back to Canada.

 

Löwendenkmal

One image I did want to share is this one of the Lowendenkmal monument tucked away down a side street.  Carved out of a rock face 60 feet high, the monument commemorates the death of over 700 Swiss Guards in 1792.  The soldiers died defending King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and their children.

Mark Twain, upon seeing the monument, wrote “the Lion of Lucerne is the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world” and I have to say I agree.