Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Library Lion

Thanks again everyone for your nice comments. I've missed this and have decided to come back after my break. (I'll try not to make so many comments on other blogs, I don't want to annoy anyone!) In any case, here is a view of one of the marble lions that guard the entrance to the main branch of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The lions are named Patience and Fortitude. (I think the one in this picture is Patience.) They were given their names by New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the 1930s. They are always nicely decorated with wreaths at Christmas time so I'll have to remember to go back and take another photo then.

Thanks again for your support and see you around!

14 comments:

Dana said...

Welcome Back, I missed visiting NY with you.

DaveM said...

I'm glad your back too, I can now see some more of NY. I always welcomed your polite comments.

Monika N. said...

Excellent!

I didn't know the lions had names. Shame on me. I'm glad you put a comment there ^-' !

Olivier said...

content de retour, et de retrouver ta vision de NYC. un angle original pour nous présenter ce superbe lion, bravo

content for your return and find your vision of NYC. this angle that is very original, we present this magnificent lion, bravo. o

John Roberts said...

Good to see you back, Lori! I hope you don't include me in your comment cut back. It seems to me you only annoyed one person, and he/she needs to get a life.

Gudl said...

Wow! That is a big lion and a great shot!!
I am very glad to see you back, Lori. I truly missed you!
However, now I am taking a short break because I am going home.
But I will be back! In the meantime, hold the fort for me ;-))

Dan Allen said...

I'm so glad your back! You've just made my day.

• Eliane • said...

Yeah, our girl is back!! Bravo!
"I don't want to annoy anyone" - you're funny. :P
This is a great shot, especially now whith all the works they are doing. It is almost impossible to snap a picture that does not show all the construction around but you found the good angle.

marley said...

Lori! So good to see you back where you belong!

I always wondered if these lions had names, and now I know! I like the angle of your shot. It makes for an interesting photo.

Looking forward to all your future posts :)

Dorothée said...

Oh Lori, I was not blogging for a little while and I just discovered what happened. I feel so sorry and pretty chocked to hear about this unpleasant and rude comment. Don't worry, this is exactly the reaction of a jaleous, bossy personn who has no respect for anyone. I hope he/she is not a blogger because I wouldn't like to stop by anymore on that blog!!!!! I always felt very happy to read your comments on my blog and also the interest your showed, so please, continue to do so. You have a great deal of fans, so just ignore this idiot!
Back to your photo, I like this imposing statue. What a great theme too: Patience and Fortitude!

I also hope that the one who posted this mean remark is reading the comments left on your blog and will get some inspirational and more positive thoughts.
à bientôt!

D.C. Confidential said...

Welcome back! For all the times I've been to NYC on business, I've never been to the library. Must remedy that on my next trip.

You're always welcome to leave comments at my site.

lv2scpbk said...

Welcome back Lori and you are welcome to leave messages on my blog, whether short or long. Doesn't matter to me.

Wanda said...

Yes indeed, welcome back Lori. You were missed.

This is a beautiful marble statue. I love the majestic look of this Library Lion.

I love you comments....you are welcome on my blog anytime.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Welcome back!

Nice close-up of the statue.