Some of my favourite sights from my trip to Europe.
Buckingham Palace in London.
Street lamps along banks of the Seine River in Paris.
View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris or Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
A city of romance and culture surrounded by countless skyscrapers high against the skyline
Rock Dove on Street Lamp . Paris
Carved Marble Statue . Palace of Versailles.
The Coronation of Napoleon is painted by Jacques-Louis David - Napoleon's official painter. This 10 x 6 metre tall painting seen in the Palace of Versailles is actually a replica. The actual painting is exhibited in the Louvre.
Jungfraujoch . Switzerland - The highest peak in Europe
The Swiss Alps
Tram ride to Jungfraujoch
The Lion of Lucerne actually has a very amusing history. Carl Pfyffer von Altishofen commissioned this monument by asking Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen to design the sculpture. However, it is said that Pfyffer hid the truth that he didn't have enough money to pay Thorvaldsen. When the artist learned about it, he decided to show his disgust by altering the monument but out of respect for the soldiers it was built for, he left the Lion intact. Instead, he purposely altered the alcove of the lion into the shape of a Pig. Apparently, no one noticed the Pig until it was completed and it stands there today - a reminder of the artist's disdain.