SX8861 : Sphinx, Oldway mansion, Paignton

taken 10 years ago, near to Paignton, Torbay, Great Britain

Sphinx, Oldway mansion, Paignton
Sphinx, Oldway mansion, Paignton
The Egyptian architectural influence can be seen in this hybrid sphinx. It could be a griffin, perhaps, but it has a female identity and what look like lion's paws. It certainly gives the impression of standing guard and even looking far into eternity like the original, unconcerned by our ant-like activities in our short lifetimes. Its nose has taken a knock, but this does not really matter.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 February, 2008
Category
Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 887 615 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:26.5661N 3:34.0859W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 887 615
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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