Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Conversano - Cathedral of Saint Benedict

Stone lions guard the main entrance to the Church of Saint Benedict, Conversano's cathedral.


9 comments:

Hilda said...

Those are the strangest-looking lions I have ever seen! ;)

Fantastic details!

Leif Hagen said...

I hope those fierce lions manage to keep out the evil spirits!

Jacob said...

I agree with Hilda...very strange looking animals...especially their mouth expressions...toothless, it appears. Maybe they're really old lions? But then what good are they as guards.

It's a conundrum!

Love the shots! The cathedral looks very dark and dreary?

B SQUARED said...

Bizarre looking lions.

KC said...

Those lions are fabulous. Are they sandstone? I love lion portals on Italian churches, but I've never seen one wasn't medieval before.

brattcat said...

Those lions have been at their post a long time, I think. They are amazing.

Vogon Poet said...

Usually there are two, here they are doubled: much evil to keep away there!

Pat Spadavecchia said...

They wanted to make sure the evil stay out.

marley said...

Very grand!