Sunday, 15 January 2012

Lions and Shops

A view looking back from the bridge over the Medway. We walked to the bridge which is just at the end of the high street, so I could take photos of the lions which decorate it, and which I see as I drive away and always mean to take photos of. The first lion is on a hotel at the end of the high street. I like the way there are lions decorating buildings wherever you go, and wondered why. Lots of answers here.
I think this lion is couchant or dormant, or just having a sit down!


These lions look like they are guarding the bridge. Such fierce faces.

This one looks so noble, and quite Egyptian to me, especially with the stone work around him.

And this one is quite fierce from the front...

...but very cute from the back!

A group of pretty vintage clothes. I love the colour combinations.

Such sweet faces in the teddy bear shop.

The seemingly endless corridors of the bookshop.

A slightly embarrassed looking tiger in the Oxfam shop.

5 comments:

jabblog said...

The back view of the lion is very appealing :-)

snoopydog said...

Love the lions, especially the cute little backview. His snarly face is quite deceptive! Have a good weeek. Ros

Linda Sue said...

That was fun! Thanks for the walk! Yes, you should have rescued the tiger from Oxfam humiliation...

frayedattheedge said...

What a great collection of lions! The tiger reminded me of a recent news item, when an area was cordoned off, there were armed police, the whole works, for what turned out to be a stuffed tiger, left on a golf course!!

Tracy said...

LOVE that top views... that clear winter sky... LOVE all these details, such variety in all your images. Would have liked to browse all those book shelves...yum! :o) Happy Week, Sarah... Oh, and thanks for joining in on the swap/giveaway fun at my place today. ((HUGS))