Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Random Photo


This is one of eight lion statues.  You can find them at the Renaissance Court and Garden, near the reflecting pool and fountain in The Norfolk Botanical Garden.  I have several photos that I will be sharing from there.  Every time we go down south to visit family we try to visit the garden.  It is one of our favorite places.  The lions are modeled after the classic ones of the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite impressive!

TexWisGirl said...

i would not want a barfing lion in my garden. :)

Ginny said...

It is wonderful! Do kids ever take their shoes off and get in?

Adam said...

cool lion fountain

Elephant's Child said...

What a lovely spot. Thank you.

Cloudia said...

I love the texture and the smooth water you've achieved. Nice




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diane b said...

It looks a very old statue even though it probably isn't.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A well designed garden always seems to have some nice water features.

Willow said...

Great picture of this fountain love the background as well .

Sandra said...

super shot of this beautiful lion, i tried to put my fingers in that water it looks so real.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, this water feature has a classic look.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

So beautiful. My sister used to burst out crying whenever she saw a statue of a lion. I still have no idea why they frightened her so much. She a
So burst into tears when she saw the BVM (blessed Virgin Mary)

Linda Kay said...

Great picture and I love the pool below the lion. Looks so relaxing.

Mama Zen said...

Cool!

Valerie said...

There is nothing like a fountain for soothing the troubled brow... or so the poet says. Actually, I agree, and I don't see nearly so many fountains these days. Is that because of water shortages, do you think?

eileeninmd said...

Denise, cool lion fountain! Great photo!

Stephanie said...

Pretty cool.

Debbie said...

I love fountains, the sound of the water soothes me!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Love it. Looks a little worn, though; which I fully understand.