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I at last found a place here that has the large lions laying down (approx 2 feet high & 4 feet long, solid "concrete" and ver heavy,
Ive really fallen for two of these,
While i was inspecting these two my wife said come and see what ive found,
A male statue "nude" its called the thinker,
who the hell would want such a statue "hanging about the Lawn" (excuse the pun)
I'd like your thoughts on this subject, would you like to spend your days looking at the thinker with all his bits on display, or a creature of pure leadership, mustle, no fear shown (and both have parts if thats what your after) ?
Replies please as soon as poss as i have to order the statue and wait for delivery.
The thinker is a beautiful figure by Rodin,in the right setting I think it would add to any garden.
Any parts as you put it are not relevant in either the figure or the lions.
Personally I would pick the statue over the lions any day,after all you are not creating Trafalgar Square are you?
Perhaps they could manufacture some Paul Hollywood statues for us ladees...one of those would be good Gilly wouldn't it???
I'm a Leo, so I would choose the lions!
I'd get a thinker and balance him on an old lavatory pan and put the two lions in front of him watching how he's getting on.
My 2 goblins, cheeky and grumpy arrive tomorrow - so excited.I'd go with the statue. In fact just have both! Nothing wrong with cake and eating it
Paul Hollywood statues Fairygirl............just right for us ladees,
Sean Connery figures would be good too
wb- that made me laugh out loud!
Perhaps we could have a range of Chris Beardshaw ones as well.
Now you,re talking Fairygirl.............
It's all down to personal choice but for me, unless you have a stately home, lions and similar heraldic symbols look absolutely ridiculous. Just round the corner from where I live is a 3 bedroom semi with lions holding shields on each gatepost. Surely the architectural / gardening equivalent of the full chav look.
Whatever gets you through, KT53.
I draw the line at windchimes, the gardening equivalent of waterboarding.
Hi and thanks for your help,
KT53? I nearly bought an old red telephone box to put outside the driveway gates but the cost of the box and transport put me off,
But so far the lions are in front they'll be put at the roman end of the pool,
OH wants a "nymph surprised whilst bathing" I said I'd put some clothes on her & definitely a scarf & woolly hat in the winter. But then we haven't got a pond so I think it's a non-starter!
Fairygirl wrote (see)
Now you're talkin' girl!! He can come & turn my compost any time.....
One of my neighbours got excited once when I said I was thinking of putting some 'naked ladies' in the garden....he didn't realise they were autumn crocus...
You little tease, you!!
Not to mention the Big Boy tomatoes...
Jeannie- you can't resist that kind of thing can you!
goblins haven't arrived. Grrrrr. Arranged to leave behind gate, seller OK'd but now courier says need signature. So gotta rearrange.
I missed reading this one, what fun! I don't think I'd like lions or a "Thinker". I'd rather have something more natural, like a deer. I have real deer but we had to fence parts of the garden as they thought it was a deer cafeteria! A deer statue would look pretty but not eat my plants.
Chris Beardshaw is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want a statue of him. Don't suppose OH would care for it either!
Yes we have deer here also, but i think if i had a deer statue "it's a bit like having an OAP's home and opposit a cemitary, to look at,
the local deer would see a statue of themselves and think "next stop a staute"
Would your OH? like a "Jordon" look a like or a Dolly parton...,?