3 Lions Puking
These lions are in a part of old downtown Marietta, by the railroad tracks that has had face lift. The name of the section is Marietta Station Walk. All the old warehouses, the ice company, an old chemical company, all have been gutted and redone to make look like an old warehouse/turned office building. They went to all that trouble to make it look like what it was or is…. Fantastic!
These three lion’s heads overlook a courtyard type of parking lot, away from view of the regular downtown traffic. Look at the lions’ chin. They are whistle clean. That is because when it rains the tops of their heads catch the rain, and it flows out their mouths.
This cobblestone brick office complex is also an unofficial shelter for some homeless people More than once I have drove downtown on a Sunday morning just at day break and ran through the Marietta Station Walk: in and out of the brick corridors and up and down the fancy brick staircases and usually almost tripping over somebody sleeping in a doorway that had no place else to go.
At times I have seen empty half pint bottles to help them keep warm at night and possibly help them temporary escape the misery in their minds.
That could be a frightening sight – if you made one of those brick doorways your home at night, and you stepped out in the rain and vomited the rot-gut whiskey you just consumed and to see three lions staring at you, appearing to be upchucking as well.
click on the above picture to see the 3 lions.
Labels: Marietta Downtown