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photoblog image Friendly (?) lion

Friendly (?) lion

 

On a door on one of Trinity College's buildings.

 

 

Friendly (?) lion

 

On a door on one of Trinity College's buildings.

 

 

comments (14)

That must have seen a few people passing through, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Must have been there at least 100 years I think, Frank.
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 24 Aug 2015, 02:45
A very polite-looking lion, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - looks fairly harmless
I love this! He doesn't look un-friendly!!
Tom Wilson: Could do with a proper clean up! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Aug 2015, 06:36
An academic lion perhaps?
Tom Wilson: He's probably heard a great deal of rubbish spouted by the academics smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 24 Aug 2015, 07:24
I have been thinking of making a collection (photographic) of lion doorknockers. This is one of the best I have seen
Tom Wilson: That's a good idea - I think I have only two; this and Durham Cathedral.
You can tell by its cheeks that it is a happy lion, Tom. smile
Tom Wilson: Obviously well fed smile
Not so friendly to me Tom! Fine capture.
Tom Wilson: Looks quite benign to me, Richard smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2015, 09:59
Looks like a keyhole there among its teeth. I can imagine how many times someone hit the nose instead of the hole with the key.
Tom Wilson: A common occurrence in Dublin, I imagine smile
It looks like it has a sunny disposition Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, I thought so.
I love old doorknockers like this
Tom Wilson: Strange how such things seem to have disappeared from modern houses.
Is this the lion of England on an Irish door?
Tom Wilson: I wouldn't be surprised, Brian - as Ireland was under British control at the time smile
this is not quite fierce as some of the specimens seen in Asian doorways, Tom. lovely shot though and i like the timbre texture
Tom Wilson: Yes, the wood does look rather nice, doesn't it?
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 24 Aug 2015, 15:54
I think I was there! Love the grain in the door.
Tom Wilson: If you've visited Trinity College you've probably seen it, Bonnie!
a truly friendly looking lion Tom... nice details... i like the texture of the old wooden door....petersmile

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