Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Favorite Sculpture

"The Lion of Lucerne is an allegorical memorial for 760 fallen and 350 surviving members of a regiment of Swiss guards who fought to defend the Tuileries Palace as it was being stormed by the people of Paris during the French Revolution.

Designed by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and executed by Lukas Ahorn."


1 comment:

M. D. Jackson said...

An amazing sculpture and an amazing old photograph.

I did not know any of that about Lucerne. Didn't even really know that it was an actual place.

Until I read this post I thought it was just a type of milk.