Esoteric London

No. 326: Victoria Embankment, SW1

Posted in Public Art, The Thames by esotericlondon on May 30, 2011

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Victoria Embankment, London, SW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

This lion-head mooring ring is one of several that adorn both the Victoria and Albert embankments. Designed by the sculptor Gilbert Bayes, they gave rise to the saying, ‘When the lions drink, London will sink’ as should the Thames reach the level of their mouths large parts of the capital would be underwater. R.D.

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  1. […] Post No. 326 features more of Bayes' work, should you wish to see it you can do so by clicking here. R.D.] Share this:StumbleUponDiggRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Tagged […]

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