The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. 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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Again, working with blasting sun, not ideal...did my best :). This is one of my fav photos ever, it breaks my heart to look at this lion...
buenas texturas :D
Great B&W. Agree with you about the look of the lion.
Excellent B & W. That's one defeated expression for a king of beasts.
I agree! One amazing sculpture!
Great shot and story. I can't put my finger on it but it seems like it needs something. Maybe contrast. Superb none the less
Tried it and looked bad because the dark, moldy parts become even darker and looks bad. I think less sun would have been great :)
Crisp clean and sharp !! Top job !!
Great subject, well done b/w
Superb, very sad face....
Thank you All! See you in a week, going on a mini vacation! :)
Beautiful textures under difficult conditions, beautiful sculpture!