Guarding the stairways outside the Peristyle in New Orlean’s City Park are four resting lions. Well, on the water side there are, there might be more on the other side. I honestly don’t rememeber. These are not regal lions, they look almost sad. Frowning faces and drooping manes.

Gray lion agains a gray sky didn’t trun out a great photo of the entire lion, but I was briefly obsessed with it’s eyes. This is just one of many similar shots I took. I’m extremely pleased with how it turned out.