Sleeping Lion

Sleeping Lion Holstentor Gate, Lübeck, Germany
Sleeping Lion
Holstentor Gate, Lübeck, Germany

Sleeping Lion
Holstentor Gate, Lübeck, Germany

Q. Where does a lion sleep?
A. Anywhere he wants to.
Which may explain why this one has decided to have forty winks in front of the two-towered Holstentor city gate built in 1464 both to protect Lübeck and represent its status and prosperity. It’s one of Germany’s most famous buildings. And across its front in big gold letters are the words CONCORDIA DOMI FORIS PAX, Latin for unity at home, peace abroad. It’s all that peace and unity that make this a safe spot for a nap.

 

Sleeping Lion Holstentor Gate, Lübeck, Germany
Sleeping Lion
Holstentor Gate, Lübeck, Germany

 

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