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Recumbent Lion

Recumbent Lion

Designed by William Strickland who was the architect of the steeple on Independence Hall, the U.S. Naval Asylum, the U.S. Mint and the Second Bank of the United States.
A pair of recumbent lions watch over 2 sets of stairs. The lions, imported from Italy, were a gift from a local merchant in 1838.

Boys choir Dagilelis " The Lion Sleeps Tonight " Concert tour to Czech Republic and Germany ~ 2006.

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Sofia Solomennikova25-Jan-2010 16:24
The most beautiful lions are imported from Italy LOL V
Johnny JAG23-Jan-2010 17:58
Sounds much better than lyin' lion.
Jola Dziubinska21-Jan-2010 12:49
Peacefuly asleep, nice one :)
Mary Terry21-Jan-2010 04:36
What a great pose!
Jim Stone21-Jan-2010 02:32
Not very alert! But your shot is right on the money.
Sam X20-Jan-2010 14:06
asleep on duty??? great shot
Carl and Racine Erland20-Jan-2010 13:18
Nice perspective on this sleeping lion...lots of visual impact...good shot! - Racine
Sheila20-Jan-2010 10:49
I love your pov. Excellent shot and pp.
Mieke WA Minkjan20-Jan-2010 06:20
big cat pretending...but very alert, great pov
Jeff Lobaugh20-Jan-2010 05:08
He looks a little sleepy!
Walter O. Koenig20-Jan-2010 02:34
Great perspective of this very cool statue. The artist really captured the catness in this pose.
Dawn B20-Jan-2010 01:31
He reminds me of the lion from The Wizard of Oz! Great pov you chose for him too!
carol j. phipps19-Jan-2010 23:48
I like the pov, especially! Nice face!
Available Light Images19-Jan-2010 23:33
A very nice perspective and a cool pose on the lion...
Phillip Normanton19-Jan-2010 22:04
Guard cats eh - no wonder dogs got the gig! :o)
Stewart Mitchell19-Jan-2010 20:18
He's just a big pussy cat!! Super tonality in this shot :)
Fay Stout19-Jan-2010 19:43
Looks a bit like Barnum doing what he does best!
Bernard Davis19-Jan-2010 19:15
What a sleepy lion. Great pov, excellent image.
Kathryn19-Jan-2010 18:22
He looks so comfy.
Ronald Bijtenhoorn19-Jan-2010 18:13
Sleepy head!
Doug Cruden19-Jan-2010 17:56
Shhh...don't wake him up!! I like your processing, the lith treatment is very effective :o)
LynnH19-Jan-2010 17:12
Such a regal POV - looking up at his majesty! Excellent!
J. Scott Coile19-Jan-2010 15:03
Love the range of grey scale. The contrast of the rectalinear surrounding forms sets the natural forms of the lion well!
Norman Richard19-Jan-2010 14:29
he's has cold as stone!
Carol Breton19-Jan-2010 13:41
Great find Stephanie, and terrific shot!! ~
maggie_falconi19-Jan-2010 12:41
He looks almost like a nice sweet kitten!! Nice shot Stephanie!!
Cindi Smith19-Jan-2010 12:18
He looks a little tired. Love the shot!
Ieke Vonk19-Jan-2010 11:44
The lion looks cute ...
A strong image.
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