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Thursday, November 15, 2007

London's Guardians

Shot with Olympus E510

The giants, Gog & Magog are - possibly somewhat bizzarely - regarded as the guardians of the City of London. As a result, in their job descriptions 'tis written that they have to accompany the Lord Mayor's procession and in 2006 the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers wove these two for just that purpose. I managed to catch them this year getting their armour on during the preparations.. Aren't they magnificent?

posted by Ham at 00:43 -- Comments here: 6

Comments on "London's Guardians"


Blogger punkinsmom said ... (03:39) : 

There is nothing like a bit of whimsey in a big city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (07:15) : 

Excellent indeed. Wonderful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:09) : 

What a choice for city guardians. Nice photography too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (13:13) : 

Lovely - I can't imagine the time and skill it must have taken to create them!


Blogger ems said ... (21:22) : 

I love these. Thanks for introducing them!


Blogger Lunar Chick said ... (10:41) : 

Believe it or not Gog & Magog are actually something frightening in Islam. Apparently they are creatures that will devour anything in their path and are one of the signs of Judgement Day. Everytime I hear/read those words it always gives me chills.


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