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.
Definitely an Aslan-esque looking lion. Irritable? Perhaps. I catch some rather regal bearing.ReplyDelete
I agree with Kay.Delete
The lion has a face that looks like the boss there he is.ReplyDelete
Love the lions William, they're not called the king of the jungle for nought! Tres regal.ReplyDelete
They look like real kings indeed, that look of them!ReplyDelete
They are great lions!ReplyDelete
Great to see my sign of the zodiac stand so pride overthere.ReplyDelete
The snow gives the lions a nice extra touch.
@Kay: I think they'd like someone to clear off the snow.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: definitely the bosses.
@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.
Kind of a snooty lion, don't you think? :-)ReplyDelete
I love a good lion, too. Remind me of Gryffindor from Harry Potter.ReplyDelete
I wonder why the post office needs so much protection.ReplyDelete
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. ;)ReplyDelete
You are quite right! The snow has a certain touch, too. OUrs is pretty much gone, except down in the deep wetland!ReplyDelete
He looks fierce--and yes, regal. But that's the lion's right as king!ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I can see that too.ReplyDelete
@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!
I'm afraid most people walk by and miss the symbolism.ReplyDelete
Very regal lions! Though they do look a bit disapproving. :)ReplyDelete
now that is a fancy PO. i love the lion and his shield. way fancy. ( :ReplyDelete
They look like they own the place.ReplyDelete
They are wonderful, the snow is a lovely addition.ReplyDelete
I see the resemblance!ReplyDelete
They really are very smug looking!ReplyDelete
If only it was Narnia... :-)ReplyDelete
Doch sie schauen sehr selbstgefällig aber das können sie auch hat nicht jeder so ein Schild.:)ReplyDelete
They do look a bit pissed off! ;-)ReplyDelete
Those lions are magnificent, detailed pieces of impressive art.ReplyDelete
@Red: true. And there's a lot of it there.ReplyDelete
@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.
aren't they beautiful!ReplyDelete
Very proud looking lions William and very cool with the dusting of snow on top..ReplyDelete
Yes, Ashlan had a certain nobility that this sculpture captures.ReplyDelete
The lions are lovely! They look like they are surveying their territory.ReplyDelete
@Debra: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Tex: I think so.
@Mari: I agree.
@Cloudia: with the voice of Liam Neeson!
@Lois: they do seem that way.
Very handsome lions! My kids loved Aslan.ReplyDelete
I have to photograph these again sometime. The building's been hidden away largely by scaffolding for awhile now because of maintenance and refurbishment, and the lions have been hidden away by wooden surroundingsDelete
How beautiful these lions !ReplyDelete
Those lions are pretty haughty. Of course, all lions are haughty.ReplyDelete