Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Corner View: White



This white lion cut into the face of the chalk downs is a well known local landmark and marks the site of the rural branch of London Zoo. I didn't have an opportunity to take a picture but found this one on Flickr (photo credit Today is a Good Day). On a clear day in winter we can see the lion from the upstairs windows at the back of our house. Too far for a photo though, and at this time of year the view is still blocked by trees. To you give you some perspective, the lion is 483 feet long - the largest British hill figure. You can read more about it here.

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12 comments:

Ian said...

What a great idea. There are also white horses and giants carved into the chalk downlands.

Kari said...

Now that is pretty cool. Very creative.

Lisa notes... said...

I didn't know about the White Lion. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Francesca said...

That view alone would be worth looking forward to fall and leaves falling!

Kimmie said...

that is just so cool!

Bonnie said...

i really like that.

likeschocolate said...

Makes me thing of Narnia!

Dorothy said...

And slightly more modest than some of them! {g}

Ritva said...

wow!

la ninja said...

fab. and yup, something to look forward to (when the winter months come) right? a lion appearing outside your window. in london. hooray.

Cherry B said...

How neat! Thanks for sending along!!

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Jeannette said...

How great is that to see a lion like that from your window!
Have a great Sunday, Jeannette