Monday, 9 July 2012

The Mighty Lion

Some of you may remember this mighty lion.
He appeared, rather shamefully wrapped in Christmas paper here.
But now,
in all his majesty,
we present the lion that so impressed a little boy
 many years ago.
The great stone lion of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Take care.


  1. Oxfam Unwrapped was certainly a good attention grabber, and all for a good cause. A great monochrome and perspective John.

  2. Seen from the same angle the small boy saw it, too. I'd have been impressed. In fact, I might still be impressed; the lions look massive.

  3. This lion looks very big. Nice shot!

  4. That is a fabulous lion and a fantastically imposing angle of view. I can see why it is so impressive. By the way, yes, I always make it a point when visiting friends and relatives to photograph their garden chairs before we engage in any social activities. Astute observation John :^)

  5. What a wonderful beast. Definitely a king of the jungle.

  6. He looks rather gentle here

  7. When I was a child in Lincoln John, two lions sat at the top of a stone staircase in the Arboretum in Lincoln. I adored them and have a photo of myself, aged three, sitting astride one. I love all stone lions.

  8. He looks quite a merry lion! The stone lions of my childhood memories stand in Market Square in Nottingham outside the Council House. I remember dreaming that I was chased by one of them - I must only have been 8 or 9 years old:)


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