This is one of a two capsule-shaped pieces of public art hanging around Calgary’s city centre that I’ve spotted over the last week or two. Wondering how many more there are lurking around town …
One of the lion sculptures that originally adorned Calgary’s Centre Street Bridge was recently restored and relocated to nearby Rotary Park. Here it is in all its glory, as seen last weekend.
You can find another of these restored lions at the front entrance of the Calgary Municipal Building, the name of the modern portion of the city hall complex.
There are still lions on the Centre Street Bridge today, but they are replicas installed in the early 2000s.
From what I’ve read in the past, it appears all these lions are themselves scale models of the lions at Trafalgar Square in London.