28 October 2013

Here's looking at you, kid!

Seeing eye to eye on Broad St. , Charleston, S.C.
BLFs Forever! That would be Best Leopard Friends Forever.

In the summer of 2011 I wrote this entry after vandals had destroyed one of the pair of leopards in front of the Peoples Building on Broad St. The poor lonely leopard on the left was left alone with no partner to share a joke with or to catch his eye as they overlooked the passing traffic on Broad St. It was so sad to see his empty spot. This weekend as I drove by I almost hit a parked car when I spotted two leopards! I pulled over to say hello and got this shot.

The work on the replacement leopard is very well done. A year or so ago a stone mason in the upstate found my earlier images and asked for more so he could see clear pictures of the missing leopard. At that time he wasn't sure if he had the contract so I don't know if my shots were used for the new model but I am very pleased. Things are as they should be.