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Good morning Everyone,

Yesterday, I posted a photograph of Norwich City Hall. I don't think anyone would have noticed the two lions passant, guarding the entrance, though they were a little more noticeable on the workshop photograph.

Lion passant means 'lion walking with right leg raised'.

The lion appear on the Norwich civic coat of arms, described as, "red shield, silver castle, gold lion", and for that reason lions were placed at the entrance to the new building.

The coat of arms has the lion turned to the left, full faced but designer Alfred Hardiman's sculptures are not looking left they are facing forwards. No-one is quite sure why but it may be because the architects saw a lion exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition of 1936, which influenced him.

I had to get very low to obtain this view of the lion. I was desperate to get it proud of the Guildhall, behind it, so that it would show up against the sky.

To take a photograph from the side was no problem as it showed up well against the honey coloured stone. I will show that view in my workshop.

Have a lovely day.
The warm weather has broken, here, and we are being subjected to rain and much lower temperatures. Autumn is here! Regards, Bev :-)

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