Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Return Visit

 

When I created the post about the office building now called U-Haul Towers, I remembered that there used to be a set of Asian-style lions in front of the building.  It looked like they were still there in the recent photo but I hadn't remembered for sure.  So, I took a drive over to see if they were still there.


Indeed, they were still there. So today I follow up my Sunday post with some close ups of the lions.

I wonder why they were there in the first place.  Was there an Asian connection to this building that I don't know about?















Then I noticed that yours truly was also captured in the photo of the lion.  There I am, camera in hand, mask on and hair looking a bit wild.


I even found a side entrance to the building with a set of smaller lions framing that door.  I'm glad I went back to check it out.


11 comments:

Karl said...

They look fierce, but they are beautiful, I like them !

biebkriebels said...

I like them fierce sitting there at the entrance. Your hair is o.k. anyway :)

Andy said...

I got a chuckle from your reflection. I have done that many times myself. lol

Travel said...

Glad the lions are still there, it would be fun to know how they were chosen,

William Kendall said...

Maybe in the previous history of the building?

RedPat said...

They are guards? They give a nice touch to the place, Sharon.

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! I wonder if it has Chinese or Asian owners?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice to see you Sharon 😊 I'm glad the lions survived the takeover of the building Sharon, they to a wonderfully impress job of guarding the building ✨

bill burke said...

I didn't know that it was your reflection until I read it I thought you cpatured someone else taking a photo too. :) Love those lions, very attractive guarding the buiding.

Thérèse said...

A great follow-up with the lions. Moving them would not please these two lion I imagine, they seem to be enjoying their job.

Revrunner said...

Surely there was an asian restaurant somewhere nearby.