Lock Ness Monster

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This is a close-up from yesterday’s gate. Couldn’t figure out what the purpose of this figure was, apart from being purely decorative. It wasn’t part of the gate latch or locking mechanism. But he’s a cute little feller, ain’t he?

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4 Responses to Lock Ness Monster

  1. Kate says:

    Thanks for posting this. I like thos decorative little critters. Not everything in life needs a practical purpose; that’s what I like about art. It feeds my soul. And, I like it!

  2. Alex says:

    Nice decorative detail. I’ve been once to Alexandria and love it. It’s a charming little town filled with the atmosphre of the old days. Thanks for bringing me back there.

  3. mariemcc says:

    Kate, went by again after shooting this and brought Passante with me. She thought it might have been a doorbell at one time because of the round recessed part with the red dot on it. That seems very likely, looking at it now, although any electrical connection is long gone. But it is a wonderful decorative touch, and I’ve long been fascinated by medieval gargoylesque monsters.

    Alex, thanks for stopping by!

  4. Helen says:

    You sure he’s not there to bite your hand if you try to open the gate!?

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