The Lion of Lucerne

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.

Lucerne

St Andrews Cathedral

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.

Scotland
Scotland

Edinburgh

After visiting Copenhagen we sailed across the North Sea to Edinburgh.  It was pretty stormy with intermittent rain when we docked so we spent most of the time inside sampling whisky but did get this shot of the skyline.

Edinburgh