This monument is a rock relief carved into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry, and features a dying lion. Sculpted during the early part of the 19th century, the purpose of the Lion of Lucerne was to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives in 1792 during the French Revolution. It is one of the most moving monuments I’ve ever seen.
The cathedral was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119m (391 feet) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.
Queen’s is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university was chartered in 1845.
This gothic tower was built in 1846 to honor the writer Sir Walter Scott.
Kirkwall was our next stop after Edinburgh. It was dreary out so it was black and white film for the day. Kirkwall is the capital of Orkney and this palace was built in 1607 by Patrick, Earl of Orkney.
Edinburgh’s main train station’s modern design is highlighted when viewing the Balmoral Hotel in the background.
There is a boardwalk along Copenhagen’s harbor that have these steeply descending ramps into the water. I was told they allow small boats or kayaks to load and unload passengers. They make for an interesting photo.
Frederik’s Church, popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen