Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rue Jean Ferrandi - un lion



The details of the architecture are a delight,
particularly when you can see the sharp fangs of a lion.


He looks hungry...



3, rue Jean Ferrandi
75006, Paris

19 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Interestingly the teeth are very prominent - far more so than is usually to be found in similar lion heads, or so we think!

Vreni said...

Beautiful detail!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yes Genie, it is amazingly good detail and architecture!
Duncan In Kuantan

ALAIN said...

Il a un petit sourire sarcastique.

Joe said...

He looks like he is warning visitors to enter at their own risk.

Kate said...

Yes, he certainly does not look too friendly.

M said...

Very realistic ... and intimidating! You have such a sharp eye for detail! BTW I love the red boots capture from yesterday!

Connie said...

I am always amazed at the detailed stone work. These men were artists and their work is there for many generations to enjoy, yet we do not know their names. It's sad that their names are not recognized like other famous artists.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Kristie Franklin said...

Amazing detail...he does indeed look hungry!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love lions and this one is adorable!Great capture!
Léia

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful detail!!!

Starman said...

He looks angry!

Alexa said...

Is this meant to discourage door-to-door salesmen?

Vagabonde said...

I like sculptures of lions. I took photos of some while in Venice too. I think heads of lions are often seen on buildings in various cities.

Randy said...

Very classic.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Connie, you will be pleased to know that many of the buildings do have the architects' names carved into the stone. This one did not but I always look for it.

Jane and Lance, with this lion, you could actually see his full mouth and tongue. His partner on the other side of the door was equally hungry and imposing.

Vagabonde, I agree, and my parents have a photo of me sitting on one of the lions in front of the NYC Public Library.

Bises,
Genie


WeekendAbstrait said...

Il est vraiment impressionnant ce lion, la sculpture est superbe!

Louise said...

The beauty certainly is in the detail. Well spotted. The teeth do look sharp indeed.

beatrice De said...

Il m'arrive souvent de marcher le nez en l'air. Même à Lausanne, il y a des choses intéressantes.

Un jour je marchais, justement le nez en l'air, à Vienne dans une période de Noël. Je découvrais les magnifiques enseignes en fer forgé et vlan, je m'étale dans une gouille ( une mare ), d'eau sale. Le soir, j'avais prévu d'aller à la messe de minuit écouter les fameux petits chanteurs.Mon blouson était souillé et la manche nettoyée, n'aurait pas eu le temps de sécher d'ici minuit. Le jeune concierge de l'hôtel, voyant ma mine déconfite, me propose une veste... d'ado... où j'aurais eu l'air d'être un petit moineau tombé du nid.
Je suis restée dans ma chambre, avec un bouquin, un yaourt, une orange et d'autre bricoles en guise de *Joyeux Noël *. Cela ne m'a pas turlupiné le moins du monde !