The Lions Den

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Comments (11)

Herb Riddle on October 26, 2009

Another of my images depicting our Alexandra Park in Autumn. This is named as the Lions Den as there are two stone lions at each front corner.

Steve Paxton on October 26, 2009

Herb i would say nearly perfect only perfect if i was also there. such a nice shot sorry go nothing like that here. steve

Herb Riddle on October 26, 2009

Thanks for being the first to comment on here Steve. I like this and I am touched by your wishing that you could be here too! Maybe, one day.. See ja, Herb

Amelia Royan on October 27, 2009

I love the beautiful long shadows crossing the path and onto the other side Herb, and the tracery of the arches in the 'Lion's Den'. A most beautiful photo of gentle English autumn colours :)

Cheers, Amelia

Herb Riddle on October 27, 2009

Your words bring me joy Amelia. It sound that you too might to have walked this way with your camera. Regards, Herb

Jan de Boer on October 27, 2009

Very lovely building nested in perfect autumn colours! The beautiful shades make it wonderful. Good job Herb!

Cheers, Jan

Tony Reid on October 28, 2009

How old is this place, Herb?

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Herb Riddle on October 28, 2009

Thanks for another favourable comment from you Jan.

Tony thanks for this. The 'Den' itself was part of the original design when opened in 1865 but it was completely refurbished with a new roof?, fascia, corner flag-poles in 2004. This gives the den quite an eastern flavour that reflects our high Oriental population here that was not there originally. Glad you like it.

Cheers, Herb

SALCHEE on October 29, 2009

Very nice take! Miki

Herb Riddle on November 3, 2009

Miki thanks for your comment, I am happy you like this.

Amelia, you know, the instant i read that message from Wyatt Heffron, I smelled a rat! Why would some person want my advice on an archived picture of his 'young cute wife'on here,Hmmm? so I went to his gallery and sure enough no pictures of his own and load of duplicate messages like the one he sent to me. So I was just about to delete his message when I saw your advice. Just shows you, if I had not have known better, I may have opened his link before seeing your warning. For that Amelia, I thank you very much. I am just very sorry to see this kind of thing on here! Amelia, I shall delete your message too, as it may appear that you are pointing to my friend Miki.

Kind Regards to you both, Herb

Ula Ch-L on January 9, 2011

Beautiful autumn photo. Like

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 26, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2009/10/21 17:21:52
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 22.22mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash