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A Lion and His Wardrobe

Someone is having some fun with an ornamental lion along Forest Avenue. Historically speaking, these types of lion statues in front of stately homes equate to a sense of royalty and nobility.

This particular lion has been known to get dressed up for any occasion. Recently it was spotted wearing a fanciful dress and shawl, a fabulous hat, and funky green shades. Adding to the sense of outrageous fun, the lion’s stylist accessorized the courageous beast with a matching handbag and remarkable yellow vase filled with towering sunflowers.

Typically these lion statues speak of the stature of a home, and its dwellers. In this case, the lion is all about bringing a smile to the faces of passersby. It certainly caught me off-guard a couple of days ago when I encountered this creature whose owner did a bang-up job of piecing together his best wardrobe attire.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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