Saturday, March 20, 2010

Two Lions


Lions guarding interior stairways, Boston Public Library.

The Lion on the right sits atop a granite base inscribed with honors for the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Harvard Regiment. The Lion on the left likewise honors the officers and men of the Second Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Both regiments were considered among the best in the Union Army and participated in almost all of the major battles and many of the smaller battles of the Civil War.

13 comments:

Gunn said...

Gosh that looks more GRAND than our Royal Family`s castle in Oslo....
Nice architecture, beautiful composition and a very good shot.
Have a nice weekend!

Malyss said...

How impressive !How beautyful!!So majestuous, so..Well, I can't find my words in english!Ü But I want you to know that I LOVE this place!!

brattcat said...

You've really composed this beautifully. The color is so honeyed and warm.

Birdman said...

Yes, I agree nice composition here.

Harriet said...

How nice to give us a look inside the Public Library. I hope that you have more to share.

Cezar and Léia said...

Grand! Libraries in the U.S. seem so imponent and elaborate!
God bless you!
Cezar

Steffe said...

Very impressive.

Hilda said...

Really, I'd have a hard time reading books if surrounded by all this magnificent art and architecture!

Lachezar said...

A bit intimidating but very beautiful! Perfect framing and dynamic!

Kitty said...

really lovely. I haven't been to that library in years and years. Strange I wouldn't remember such an incredible space.

The lions are quite striking, especially how they're placed in the stairwell. You'd think they'd be near the bottom of the stair, flanking it.

Marcie said...

Such fun to be taken on this guided tour of my city!!!

amatamari© said...

Oh magnificent!

Vivian said...

Such exquisite architecture in this grand library. And you've captured it well in this photo. I like that you have a person in the photo, coming up the stairs...that helps to see the scale of this amazing library. I've been trying to get to Boston for the past 2 years now, but something always comes up! One day.....and I must visit this library.