Swiss Guards are the Swiss soldiers who have served as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards at foreign European courts since the late 15th century. Apart from household and guard units, regular Swiss mercenary regiments have served as line troops in various armies; notably those of France, Spain and Naples up to the 19th century (see Swiss Mercenaries). In contemporary usage, the name Swiss Guard generally refers to the Pontifical Swiss Guard of the Holy See.
Various units of Swiss Guards existed for hundreds of years. The earliest such unit was the Swiss Hundred Guard (Cent Suisses) at the French court (1497 � 1830). This small force was complemented in 1567 by a Swiss Guards regiment. The Papal Swiss Guard (now...
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Surreal and Fine art work from the norwegian photographer and digital artist Erik Brede.
My work drifts from pure black and white to bright colors, often influenced by my state of mind.
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Erik Brede is a self-taught Norwegian photographer and photoshop artist interested in surrealism, composite art, street life, nude/aktphoto, nature and landscape photography.
He got his first camera at the age of 13, and spent all his time in his fathers old darkroom. His black and white work is...
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