Saturday, July 31, 2010

A lion under the bench

After clicking on this photo you should see a shadow lion on the stone.
This lion of Judah, Jerusalem's symbol, is for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.
The benches are in a little garden inside Jerusalem's old Nachlaot neighborhood.
I was surprised to see that armrests had been welded onto the benches.
Wonder why. Maybe to help the elderly or handicapped folks get up off the bench after they've been sitting a while?
I hope they give the metal a smooth coat of red paint.


frayedattheedge said...

I thought for a moment you had visited Scotland, with the lion rampant under the bench!

Ralph said...

I like the prancing lions, chiseled into the stone or painted on the benches. We get a chance to admire the art prior to our relaxing on the bench. Artistic!

anka said...

The lion shot is great!

spacedlaw said...

To keep people from sleeping on the benches?

Hey Harriet said...

Over here additional arm rests are added to benches to discourage homeless people from sleeping on them. Sad but true.

On a happier note, I love your lion shadow! I'm glad you suggested clicking on the photo otherwise I may have missed that part. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

VP said...

That's a proper lion and surely belongs there.
Armrest are used somewhere to discourage people from sleeping on the benches, but I don't know if this is the case.

Barbara and Nancy said...

I love that lion. It was fun to find it. Great shot!

Kay said...

The lion is really neat! I'm glad there is shade over the benches or they'd get awfully hot.