Lion Hill at the Battlefield of Waterloo

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Prise le 25/03/2008
The lion hill, which is the main memorial monument of the Battle of Waterloo, indicates the spot where the Prince of Orange was wounded. A total of 226 stairs leads to the top of the monument where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire battlefield.
King William I of the Netherlands ordered the construction of this monument in 1820, to commemorate bravoury of his son, the prince of Orange, who was wounded here during the battle.

The construction started in 1824 and was finished in November 1826. The hill is the ideal place to have an overview over the entire surface of the battlefield. A total of 300.000 m³ of earth were moved to erect this (for its era ) imposing monument. The earth was taken out of the fields between the "Haie Sainte" farm and the sunken lane behind which the Duke of Wellington had strategically positioned his troops.
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Latitude: 50° 40' 18" N, Longitude: 4° 24' 29" E see »

Localisation: Lasne, Belgium

Commentaires sur la panoramique:

Simplemente espectácular, y estremece pensar en lo que el lugar significa.
Par Rafa garcia | 11/04/2008 - 12:25:53 GMT +0200
Noi, com ha dit molt bé el primer comentari: espectacular!
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Par Josep Mª Espasa | 30/10/2008 - 00:59:49 GMT +0100
Fantastique, fabuleux... = preuve qu'il avait déjà neigé en mars 2008 !
Par Chantal D | 06/02/2010 - 13:13:21 GMT +0100

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