Giovanni Carrieri Photography


Waterloo Exif: NIKON D810, 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ f/8.0 1/50, ISO 64 414
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Lion's Hill of Waterloo

Lion's hill has been erected in 1820. It has been commisioned by King William I d'Orange-Nassau in honor of his son, the prince William II d'Orange, wounded during the battle of Waterloo. The hill has been built at the beginning to honoring only a single man, but the builder turned it into a monument to the victory of the seventh coalition. Victor Hugo, in his masterpiece "Les Miserables" recounts that the Duke of Wellington disliked the monument becouse it changed the landscape of his glorious battlefield.
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