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The lions entered in Rome…

The lions entered in Rome!!! :-O

An early morning I was so surprised to see the spectacle of a group of lions, some lying, other walking, one just staring fiercely ahead… These lions made theirs the front entrance of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Rome!

Staring at them from a good distance, they seem “real” (well…if you want them to be real), et least I find their positions very natural as if they were in the middle of the jungle (urban jungle…?).

They’re in bronze, created by Davide Rivalta and they keep company to the older lions of Cesare Bazzani which you can see at the bottom of the front columns.


The artist took the photos of the lions of the Center for the Protection and Recovery of the Wildlife of Mount Adonis (Centro di Tutela e Recupero della Fauna Selvatica del Monte Adone) in Bologna.

I like a lot the idea of wildlife living among people (or people living among wildlife..? I wonder…) and it reminds me of the real lions I crossed by in Africa. Fortunately, I have the chance to pass in front of the Museum every day and just a glance on this group of lions is enough to put a smile on my face!!! Thanks to the artist who created them (Davide Rivalta) and to the Museum which disposed the space for the exhibition! 🙂

Photo credits: Andromachi Lykartsi

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