Friday, June 05, 2009

Fascinating Faces

Unlike the [mostly fuzzy, and occasionally beaky] faces posted yesterday, these demonstrate more of the famous British stiff upper lip....

To begin, a Trafalgar Lion, of course.

Keeping a stern watch over the streets of London town.

Can you see the face in this monument to Scots hero William Wallace?

A noble London lion -- NOT at Trafalgar!

In search of Moriarty -- Sherlock, on Baker Street, of course.

One of the dragons protecting the square-mile of the actual City of London, now home to the financial district.

Robert the Bruce, against an impossibly blue Scottish sky outside Stirling Castle.

A pair of serene stone Salisbury hares...

A pair of friendly potheads. [And we thought we'd left them all behind in British Columbia....]

An unfortunate sinner, forever cast in stone on the side of Salisbury Cathedral, literally choking on his own evil.

A sunny Celtic face [as seen through Roman eyes] deep inside the hidden depths of Bath.

A family emblem in the form of a grasshopper -- atop a London landmark.

More evil incarnate, this time bat-winged, once again decorating Salisbury's ancient cathedral.

Mother and child, both looking a little thin on top, as the wood they are made of disintegrates with time.

And a final British lion, this one famously gracing the Great Hall of the British Museum.



Dale said...

That dragon is awesome!!!

kc dyer said...

Isn't it?

The dragon is how you tell you are going into the actual city of London -- every major street is marked with a dragon. (And dragon butt, therefore, marks your exit into the City of Westminster...)


Leanne said...

Hi kc,

Really enjoyed your UK posts. We will treading in much the same footsteps this August. I was just wondering how much (or any) of trips like this are you able to write off if you are researching for a book. Hope that's not too crass of a question!

kc dyer said...

Hi Leanne,

I am more likely to write off tours and writing courses than I am a trip like this one, just because it was not strictly research. It's a worthy question, though -- one you might want to pose to the Writers' Union of Canada. They have a tax pamphlet for writers that is MOST useful.