Stone lion

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I love this stone lion, who is sitting patiently in the stonemason’s yard outside York Minster. The craftsmanship is outstanding – where on earth would you start with something like that?! Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Stone lion

  1. I saw another one that they had there a few weeks ago. It was a bit more gargoyle shaped and someone had balanced a pair of sunglasses on him! It made me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. With the gargoyles and other faces, the masons are given free reign todo as they please. So if they can dream it, they can carve it. Have a look at some of the origional gargoyles in the next church/minster you see. Some of them really need a NSFW tag ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wow – I had no idea that they could create whatever they like! Such an amazing skill, and it’s great that it’s being promoted in places such as York Minster ๐Ÿ™‚

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