City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lion the keeper

This summer quite a few LOT houses were opened around the country. This one is a newly built and has a lion keeper on its gates, just to ‘keep’ up with the fashion of all the concrete flamingos, ducks, unicorns… that are popular in the area =)
As far as I know this brave lion is a keeper of the Finn soldiers.

Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) were implemented to promote closer interaction between EUFOR or European Union Force and the local community.


Blogger Kate said...

Doesn't look too ferocious! It doesn't look like concrete; is it?

09 November, 2006 02:50  
Anonymous John - Melbourne said...

Is it supposed to scare visitors away or attract them I wonder!?

09 November, 2006 05:25  
Blogger Olivier said...

elle est amusante cette sculpture,on dirait une peluche ;o)

it is amusing this sculpture, one would say a cuddly toy ;O)

09 November, 2006 05:53  
Blogger Zsolt72 said...

to be honest...this lion is not too frightening:) Rather cute...but Finn people are also rather cute then frightening:)

09 November, 2006 06:32  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

the lion looks so gentle.

maybe it is purring like a cat instead of a huge loud roar :p

09 November, 2006 06:38  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

We saw a lot of these concrete animals (in pairs) all over Ireland.

09 November, 2006 06:57  
Blogger Kris said...

the design was based on lion king? i bet little children (n adults) are fond of it !

09 November, 2006 11:49  
Blogger GiuCe said...

a sweet lion, maybe in other time he looked really brave.

09 November, 2006 17:17  
Blogger zannnie said...

love this cute lion:) i'm a leo, natural to look out for a lion icon and this one is looks soft, gentle and approachable:D

09 November, 2006 18:42  
Blogger Kim said...

Mr. Lion and the building he guards both look a bit old, yet you mention the LOT house is new. . .maybe just taken over for that use now? Very sweet fellow, and good capture.

09 November, 2006 19:14  
Blogger Pod said...

like the new profile shot ;0)

09 November, 2006 21:42  
Blogger Annie said...

If that lion could speak I bet he'd tell us about all his neighbors. And he wouldn't be ly'in.

09 November, 2006 22:17  
Blogger Jazzy said...

i love your comments guys, thanks for stopping by.
hehe, who would've thought such an innocent lion can guard anybody ;)

Kim - the house was built at the beginning of this summer (even may/june), i thought i have a picture while it was being built but i can't find it.

10 November, 2006 00:44  
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02 November, 2007 08:13  

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