In 1889 an African lion escaped into the sewers of Birmingham, England


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That guy with a bucket on his head is doing the nose boop wrong.


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His grave. Really quite classy, imho.


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Neat. When I went to Europe I took a pic of every lion I could find and made a photo book out of it.


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There’s a lot of them here, some newer ones are quite beautiful, like this one at early XX century hydroelectric plant in Silesia, Poland:

But the best ones are IMO are those older, made by someone who newer actually saw a lion, like this one in Książ Castle, Poland:

Or even better, this one in Louvre museum in Paris:

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It’s hard to even tell if that was intended to be a lion or some entirely different creature :slight_smile:


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