Thursday, May 14, 2009

Waterloo, the Lion, Friendship Postcard Friday

Waterloo, the Lion, Belgium

The mound is 45 meters in height and there are 226 steps to the top. The lion which rests there was made there by Cockerill with the metal from all the cannons captured by the Allies. No my French isn't better, translation on back with comments by sender. The sheep look happy and content. Check out Maries blog for PFF


Mandala Michelle said...

I think this is my first time at your blog. I also LOVE ephemera. I will be certain to look for you on eBay! Happy PFF

Sreisaat said...

Nice postcard!
As an aside, this postcard reminds me of the Hugh Grant movie "The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a mountain" :)

Happy PFF!

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Chris Overstreet said...

Didn't exactly beat their swords into plowshares, did they? Odd (and somewhat metaphorical) to have a lion standing guard over sheep.

ARTERY said...

I really like this postcard because I am a nature lover. It's unique!

Marie Reed said...

Waterloo! You know that because of my Napoleon obsession this one makes my heart flutter! That is so wild to have a canon made mound. Happy PFF!

Wonder Turquette said...

Very interesting postcard!

Daryl said...

Another first ... I need to get out more .. thanks for the explanation

Terry said...

Nice post .
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you.
I enjoyed my visit
will be back again soon,
have a great weekend.

Aimee said...

How interesting!

Sheila said...

Not something you could miss easily! I presume it's still there. I love postcards that show some history.

Beth Niquette said...

How fascinating! Thank you for sharing this postcard and its history.

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