Wednesday, 20 April 2011

grr, argh


In 1731, so the story goes, Frederick of Sweden got a lion from the Bey of Algiers (where I get all my lions). The lion died and he had it stuffed. It's in Gripsholm Castle. Not the best taxidermy ever, though it doesn't look at all bad from the side, if we're thinking heraldically.

The other highlight of any trip to Gripsholm is the hen picture, featuring a load of ladies-in-waiting in the guise of hens:

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