This is a sculpture of a dying lion cut into a sandstone quarry wall in Lucerne, Switzerland. It was carved in 1820-1821 as a memorial to Swiss mercenary guards who were massacred during the French Revolution serving the French king Louis XVI in 1792.
When I saw it, I knew I had seen it before even though I had never been to Lucerne. Then, I remembered that I had seen it in the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta and had a photo of it somewhere in my files. And, voila! This sculpture was modeled after the Lion of Lucerne, and is a memorial to the unknown Confederate dead soldiers.
Well, of course you have to pose in front of a landmark such as this!
Headed to the boat to take us to the cog railway.
Gulls hover around the boat begging for a handout.
Many beautiful houses line the Lucerne River.
I would love to know who lives in houses such as these.
Well, this is the cog railway that will take us up the mountain.
Our next installment will take us through the clouds and to the mountain top.