Friday, February 5, 2016

Aslan Looks Quite Irritable Today

I do enjoy photographing the lions that stand guard outside the entrances to the main post office on Sparks Street. There are two for each door, with a total of six. They do remind me of the C.S. Lewis character Aslan, and they always collect at least a bit of snow in the winter.

39 comments:

  1. Definitely an Aslan-esque looking lion. Irritable? Perhaps. I catch some rather regal bearing.

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  2. The lion has a face that looks like the boss there he is.

    Tomás.

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  3. Belíssimas esculturas!
    Um abraço

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  4. Love the lions William, they're not called the king of the jungle for nought! Tres regal.

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  5. They look like real kings indeed, that look of them!

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  6. Great to see my sign of the zodiac stand so pride overthere.
    The snow gives the lions a nice extra touch.

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  7. @Kay: I think they'd like someone to clear off the snow.

    @Tomas: definitely the bosses.

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Grace: in this case they fit!

    @Marianne: the shields add to that.

    @VP: they certainly are!

    @Jan: I have seen more snow on them this winter. Usually it blows off.

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  8. Kind of a snooty lion, don't you think? :-)

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  9. I love a good lion, too. Remind me of Gryffindor from Harry Potter.

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. I wonder why the post office needs so much protection.

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  11. Well, they are impressive and I'd be lyin' if I said anything different. C.S. Lewis. Wow. I've read most of what he wrote about God and stuff. At one time I thought he knew what he was talking about. ;)

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  12. You are quite right! The snow has a certain touch, too. OUrs is pretty much gone, except down in the deep wetland!

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  13. He looks fierce--and yes, regal. But that's the lion's right as king!

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  14. @Revrunner: I can see that too.

    @Janis: I hadn't thought of that!

    @EG: they're probably holding a Hitchcock Maguffin in there.

    @Lowell: oh boy!

    @Jennifer: here it seems to be sticking around. The freezing rain the other day has coated it all in glaze.

    @Norma: that is true!

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  15. I'm afraid most people walk by and miss the symbolism.

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  16. Very regal lions! Though they do look a bit disapproving. :)

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  17. now that is a fancy PO. i love the lion and his shield. way fancy. ( :

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  18. They look like they own the place.

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  19. They are wonderful, the snow is a lovely addition.

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  20. They really are very smug looking!

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  21. Doch sie schauen sehr selbstgefällig aber das können sie auch hat nicht jeder so ein Schild.:)

    Gruß
    Noke

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  22. They do look a bit pissed off! ;-)

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  23. Those lions are magnificent, detailed pieces of impressive art.

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  24. @Red: true. And there's a lot of it there.

    @Halcyon: I'll have to photograph them in the summer, see if they're in a better mood. Of course, then they might be griping about the humidity.

    @Beth: I like the variety of their shields. One of them I notice has George VI's insignia. The building dates back to the 30s, as I recall.

    @Marleen: they might!

    @Denise: sometimes when the snow's wet and sticky, the whole front of them can get covered in it. Usually drier snow tends to blow off.

    @Sharon: they look rather noble, among other things!

    @Gunn: they certainly do.

    @Linda: that too!

    @Ciel: of course then who in Ottawa would be the White Witch? Well, there's the interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose who probably fits the bill for malevolence and evil.

    @Noke: complacent though they may be, the shields are still a requirement.

    @RedPat: they're overdue for their yearly annual sacrifice of one passerby.

    @Gemma: they were well sculpted.

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  25. Very proud looking lions William and very cool with the dusting of snow on top..

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  26. Yes, Ashlan had a certain nobility that this sculpture captures.

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  27. The lions are lovely! They look like they are surveying their territory.

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  28. @Debra: thank you!

    @Tex: I think so.

    @Geoff: indeed.

    @Mari: I agree.

    @Cloudia: with the voice of Liam Neeson!

    @Lois: they do seem that way.

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  29. Very handsome lions! My kids loved Aslan.

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  30. Those lions are pretty haughty. Of course, all lions are haughty.

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