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TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD

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ASIA
Please note that Tibet, Yunnan and Xinjiang are not independant countries but provinces or autonomous regions of China being a bit ethno-culturally different from the rest of PR China.
China
South Korea
Japan
Tibet
Xinjiang
Yunnan
NORTH AMERICA
USA
Mexico
Canada
EUROPE
Belgium
Luxembourg
Holland
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
England
Scotland
Italy
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican city-state
Spain
Andorra
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Finland

(some locations are still to be completed on this blog : China and Norway )

samedi 4 décembre 2010

Luzern lion


Nov 2010
Switzerland remained politicaly neutral for centuries but supplied mercenaries to foreign governments, including the french one in 1792. About 700 officers died while trying to defend the king from the revolutionary mob and without knowing the royal familly had already escaped. This monument was scumpted in memory of those dead people in the early 1800's.
La Suisse est restée politiquement neutre depuis des siècles mais a fourni des mecenaires à divers gouvernements, y compris la France en 1792. Environ 700 officiers sont morts en essayant de défendre le roi de la foule révolutionaire sans savoir que toute la famille régnante avait déjà fuit. Ce monument a été sculpté en mémoire de ces morts au début des années 1800.