There are many traditions in many cultures for placing statues of lions outside one’s property. In aspects of Asian culture, lions are bestowed on valued members of the community, or placed as a protective symbol. Some European cultures place lion statues outside their home as a representation of pride, nobility, or status. A North American tradition is to place lion statues on one’s property as a sign that the home is paid off.
I like to think that these lions, whatever the reason for their placement, add yet another interesting characteristic of this neighbourhood that I love so much.