Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blank Stare


One of the lions (leeuwen) that guard the De Paauw, a former royal mansion that now houses some Wassenaar city offices.

5 comments:

Kate said...

This lion reminds me a little bit of the two that guard the entrance to the Art Institute in Chicago. These animals make such noble subjects, don't they?

oldmanlincoln said...

That looks like a very old lioness. I like it though because they are such regal animals and this statue is one of the few I have seen that does their images any justice. Nice photo of it.

Deslilas said...

So sadand pathetic old lion.
I guess it could be happier as a retired with a pension.

b.c. said...

love that black and white!

I'm passing you the "You Made My Day" award...come read the rules on my chicago dp

Palm Axis said...

I like the way the lion has been stylized by the sculptor. Check out the way the mane encircles the lion's ear. Makes him look like a prize fighter with a cauliflower ear. Cool kitty.