Thursday, July 7, 2011

Travels Abroad

My recent travels to Germany brought me to the city of Braunschweig. If the name sounds vaguely familiar to you this would be due to the town of Brunswick, OH sharing its anglicized name. You've probably passed it many times traveling on I-71. Braunschweig is also home to one of the most remarkable medieval statues, the Brunswick Lion. It it most closely associated with Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony, who fought with his nephew, the German Emperor Barbarossa, over predominance in the Empire during the 12th century. Here you see me in front of the statue while two children are attempting to scale it.

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