Saturday, December 7, 2013

Library Guardian

This noble creature is found by the main entrance to the Lillian H Smith Library on College St and does a fine job guarding this place of knowledge. This library is part of the Toronto Public Library system and it is known for containing an extensive collection of children's books as well a collection of science fiction. I think he is a Lion Griffin.

19 comments:

Sharon said...

You picked the right word to describe this fellow, "noble" is perfect.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! and love the brick archway, too!

William Kendall said...

He looks fierce!

Bill Nicholls said...

Like it reminds me of my Griffin

cieldequimper said...

He certainly looks like a fine example of one!

Karen said...

He's quite impressive!

Randy said...

Wow, he looks fierce.

Lynette said...

What ever he is, he is perfectly named and perfectly situated.

altadenahiker said...

I'd go for the noble lion, and stay for the children's books.

Andy said...

I have really have been treading on your territory so much recently that I have a photo of the same entrance. My photo includes both winged lions. I like your closeup... it's excellent.

llandudnopictures said...

Ferocious looking, in a very noble way!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Doesn't he just fit so perfectly into the arch. He's a wonderful Griffin guard, the books are safe as :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that it's guarding the library. Good job, Lion Griffin.

Linda said...

Yes he looks fierce, but there's also a hint of a smile.

Mike Biles said...

Yes, a griffin I think - symbol of the City of London.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, here the books are safe!

Jack said...

I did a series of three lions yesterday. This guy would have fit nicely.

JM said...

Great detail and perspective!