P1060407I’ve been looking for lions. They are everywhere, especially on fountains. They usually look anything but ferocious. The guy above, in Toulouse, looks a bit pained.

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Three lions on one fountain! 
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A little lion on the corner of a building in Carcassonne. It looks as if it might have been a fountain at one time.
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One of the four lions at Place Carnot in the center of Carcassonne.
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Pensively guarding an otherwise ordinary house.
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Finally one that means business.
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Fountains like these were used for getting water before indoor plumbing was installed (in the ’70s!!!). 
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Not a lion but a horse. A huge one, glaring down at the Canal du Midi.

Lions are just one of the little details I see around me that remind me that we’re not in Kansas anymore. They make me smile and warm my heart.

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15 thoughts on “Lions Around Town

  1. I loved this post. I love to see what you see in your everyday life. Stone lions, yes! But lions in cages or zoos?, no please. My heart breaks for them. If I had my way, there would be neither.

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