Saturday, 15 June 2013

Keeping watch


Someone at the History Club asked me if I had seen the lions at Saltaire's church.... and I had to confess that I hadn't. (Isn't it amazing how you can live in a place so long and think you know it, and yet still there is something new to discover?) Anyway, I resolved that as soon as possible I would go and search out these lions - and here is one of them. Do you see him, just peeping over the parapet?

Local legend has it that the lions guarding the Victoria Hall go walkabout around the village at night, so maybe this is one of them, prowling Saltaire URC's roof. It must be a good vantage point from which to survey the whole village; I like to think he's keeping watch.

6 comments:

  1. I searched all my photos from Saltaire and there weren't any lions on the church's roof! In the end I spotted one one on a pic taken from Albert Terrace, sadly is only a head, not the whole animal. Perhaps the rest of it is well hidden ;)

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  2. Just catching up, after a few days considering my blogging future. Visiting here never disappoints.

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  3. I like this shot and all the nice details!

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  4. well, that lion is crouched down like he's hiding! I can see how you missed him! The church is beautiful! Love the clock, too!

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  5. It is amazing what hidden gems there are in any town. This one is ready to pounce.

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