Monday, August 26, 2019

Gryphon And Rascals

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that two rascals must be in need of opportunities for shenanigans." ~ Jane Austen- Pride And Prejudice And Polar Vortexes

Some of the newer architecture at the University of Guelph can be seen here.

A large sculpture sits at one of the major intersections passing through the campus. It is a gryphon, a nod to the university sports team name.

As to the two rascals- my brother and I. It's said that when we're around each other, the noise doubles and the shenanigans, goofing off, and tomfoolery commence post haste.

We carried on, walking back towards where we had parked. This beaver was on the grounds outside one of the buildings.

Some more of the architecture here, a mix of old and new campus buildings. Tomorrow I'll show you where we went to next.


  1. Nice with the selfie with your brother.

  2. prachtig mooi vast gelefd deze mooie beeden

  3. Love this! Count my Brother and me in!

  4. Nice post and fun to see the thwo brothers.

  5. That sculpture/mascot appears rater ominous!


  6. ...all is lovely, but the little busy beaver gets my vote!

  7. Hello, I love the sculptures. Great shot of you and your brother. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

  8. Nice views! Enjoy your brother's company!

  9. Reminds me of Papua New Guinea where they have rascals (spelt raskols in the local language) - they are criminal gangs.

  10. That gryphon is definitely a fine addition to the campus. Those two rascals, too! :-)

  11. @Stefan: thanks!

    @Bas: thank you.

    @Iris: I enjoyed the visit.

    @Marianne: I thought it was fitting to photograph ourselves at the gryphon.

    @Janis: it's a formidable beastie!

    @Tom: it's quite a beaver.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Italiafinlandia: I did!

    @Joan: hah! Crooks? Us?

    @DJan: it is a good statue.

  12. Enjoyed the tour...nice photo of you and your brother.

  13. I love the gryphon, and the beaver! You too look pretty good too!

  14. The first sculpture looks scary. Great snapshot of you and your brother.

  15. These institutions develop over many years so styles change as we go along.

  16. Great photo of you and your brother. That gryphon statue is wonderful.

  17. The sculpture is amaaaazing! Gosh there's no mistaking that you two are brothers William, so alike you are ✨

  18. I like the gryphon statue, well captured, William !
    Nice portrait of you and your brother.

  19. I like the gryphon statue, it's quite unique. A wonderful image of you and your brother.

  20. I like the gryphon but my fave photo is of the two rascals. Love that shenanigans ensue when you are together. Let the wild rumpus begin!

  21. @Janey: thank you!

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Nancy: I really like that gryphon.

    @Red: that's quite true.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Grace: that we are.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Jeanie: rascals indeed.

  22. I like the gryphon statue, and so nice to see the photograph of you and your brother.

    All the best Jan

  23. The gryphon looks a bit scary! :)
    Nice picture of you and your brother.

  24. Awesome sculptures ~ great shots ~ And handsome Dudes ^_^ ~

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. Yo Goofballs, Dynamite Photos!!

    Keep On Keeping On,

  26. Omg! Two rogues! The mind boggles at the possibilities. I adore the Griffin almost as much. About the adorable little beaver, the less said the better,. Lol

  27. @Jan: thanks!

    @Happyone: it's a formidable beastie!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Padre: goofballs indeed.

    @Cloudia: yes, we're quite a pair.

  28. Two rascals quite carries me back My brothers were such. But that was so long ago, they are rascals among stardust now days.

  29. After being away on our anniversary road trip in a couple of new England towns, there was a lot of catching up to do, William. I enjoyed seeing the photos from the churches as well as your visit to Guelph, but didn't leave comments. You and your brother do look similar - thanks for the family side-by-side.

  30. I like that gryphon. It seems more interesting than some I've seen...but I may be mixing it up with gargoyles. You and your brother look very much alike. Sounds like you have similar temperaments, too, which means you're destined to tomfoolery and such.

  31. that makes me laugh ... glad to see you 2 got up to something silly ... i mean u only live once ... why not be silly? it is only human nature, right? lol. love the bird. gryphon, reminds me of Harry Potter? ( ;

  32. @Joanne: fortunately he and I get along.

    @Beatrice: you're welcome.

    @Kay: it's quite distinctive.

    @Beth: that's a hippogriff in the Potter books. Hind of a horse, front of an eagle. Griffins or gryphons are the back side and legs of a lion, front of an eagle.

    @Francisco: thank you!

  33. Looks like fun. Love the Gryphon:)