Drinking and driving.
A drunk driver wounded the Lion, fountain, and
wrought iron fence, in 2008. All of these were
difficult and almost impossible to replace.
A new Lion had to be created exactly like the
original one, using the old pieces as refrence.
I can not remember the artists or the country
where it was done.
In the above photo you can see the craftsman
working on touch up and color matching. These
photo's were taken this past January.
There were a number of people there, just as I
was, taking photos. The conversation among us
was the fact that he was talking to himself,
obviously agrivated about something. One observer
said they had wanted the craftsman to wear a
hard hat and safety goggles. Below you can see
He would have none of that.
This craftsman is from wherever the lion was
recreated, and was completely involved in his work
and semengly unaware we were taking his picture.
In my next blog I will show the finished Lion.
It is beautiful.