This memorial rock relief was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn by Lukas Ahorn in 1820-1821. The dying lion commemorates the Swiss Guards, whose lives were lost in defense of the French King during the French Revolution. Additional detail can be found in the Wikipedia article about the Lion Monument of Lucerne.
Let’s visit another country this week with a slide from 1960…
This busy street scene takes us back to simpler times, even though there is quite a bit of traffic in this view. Where are we in this shot? For car buffs: what car is that in the foreground?
The slide, from which this scan came, was processed in August of 1960; it was shot on Kodak Ektachrome slide file. Despite its age, the typical Ektachrome pinkish cast (due to cyan dye fading over time) is rather minimal