Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lion

I discovered this magnificent creature in the Encanto Manor historic neighborhood. He is perched on a brick pedestal next to a driveway of a home and his view is of the Encanto Golf Course immediately across the street.

This lion looks like he belongs guarding the entrance to a school or art museum or some other large public building. Instead he watches the golfers from the yard of a modest bungalow.



The smaller photo is of a home just around the corner from the house with the Lion. The Encanto Manor neighborhood is right next to the Encanto-Palmcroft area that I featured last week. The homes here date from 1945 to 1959.

6 comments:

Kate said...

This lion reminds me of the two lions that grace the front of the Chicago Art Institute. You captured this magnificient animal very well!

Jarart said...

We both posted lions today! People may think we planned that, but we didn't. Great shots.

Mo said...

Maybe the home of an Englishman

TheRandomTraveler said...

That is an awesome thing to see...I've never seen one of a lion before....

Hilda said...

Very handsome!
I think I'd feel funny if I had something like it on my lawn though.

JM said...

I like the lion composition... and, of course, the cactus! :-)