Monday, July 28, 2008

Postcard Series... #4



A leo to guard the CHocolate and CHeese.


oh also CH stands for the
Confoederatio Helvetica , the latin name for Switzerland and thus Switzerland's country code is CH..Though my family tends to say it stands for Chocolate and Cheese.

here's some more info on the lion above:
The Swiss have a long tradition of supplying mercenaries to foreign governments. Because the Swiss have been politically neutral for centuries and have long enjoyed a reputation for honoring their agreements, a pope or emperor could be confident that his Swiss Guards wouldn't turn on him when the political winds shifted direction.The Swiss Guards' honor was put to the test in 1792, when--after trying to escape the French Revolution--King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and their children were hauled back to the Tuileries Palace in Paris. A mob of working-class Parisians stormed the palace in search of aristocratic blood. More than 700 Swiss officers and soldiers died while defending the palace, without knowing that their royal employers--like Elvis--had left the building. In the early 1800s, the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen was hired to sculpt a monument to the fallen Swiss Guards. The sculpture was carved in a sandstone cliff above the city center, near Lucerne's Glacier Garden and the Panorama, and it has attracted countless visitors since its dedication in 1821.

Sophia & Arleen you are both correct!
Lisa---you are in the right country, but it's not where you mentioned--but I'll give you the point....

points so far
Sophia 2pt.
Lisa 2pt.
Arleen 5pts
Suzanne 1pt.
Rox-Ann 1pt.

3 comments:

Sophia said...

I will say Switzerland...

Arleen said...

Switzerland

pictures2pages said...

This photo is awesome!!! MY guess is Castle Chillon in Switzerland.