Monday, February 1, 2010

Marzocco

Marzocco, Piazza della Signoria, Florence
The Marzocco, Piazza della Signoria
Florence, December 2009

5 comments:

Jacob said...

Well, I went to the link, but that's way too much history for me! So, the Marzocco is the symbol of Florence of something like that...and he's a handsome lion, with his paw casually resting on the crest or coat of arms or whatever.

Why do you suppose lions are so often used to reflect "guardianship"?

Maybe it's because their "mane" quality is strength?

OK, I apologize. I feel a little silly tonight!

cieldequimper said...

With a fleur de lys. I need to go find out about this...

m_m said...

I like the angle! Great photo!

JM said...

The building is the Palacio Vecchio, right?

Tinsie said...

Nice. Thanks for the link too. I'd never heard of the Marzocco.