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Happy Fence Friday {Chicago Bronzed Lion} Edition! | by pixelmama
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Happy Fence Friday {Chicago Bronzed Lion} Edition!

Some of you may recognize this lion. This is one of a pair of bronze sculptures flanking the Art Institute of Chicago. This is the one on the North side of the entrance. As reported in the Chicago Tribune in 1893: The sculptor described this lion as “having his back up, and ready for a roar and a spring" while the other lion is "attracted by something in the distance which he is closely watching." Both were "conceived as guarding the building.”

 

Of course my Fence Friday interpretation of this iconic sculpture probably wouldn't be on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. Newspapers probably couldn't care less about the fence or the bokeh lion, street scene & peeps!

 

Happy Fence Friday!

 

On a completely different note: Will the Government Shut-down in the U.S. effect anyone else? My old man is a civil servant and Rachel is in the Navy. For myself, I am leaving for a Flickr Meetup in Yosemite on Monday ... and If last-minute budget wrangling falls short and the U.S. government shuts down at midnight tonight, all 394 national parks across the country would close! As if the California weather wasn't enough to threaten my trip; we now have the politicians trying to muck it up!

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Taken on April 5, 2011