Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and The Lamb

The Lion and The Lamb

This past summer the The Waterloo Regional Police Service officially unveiled its new north division station. At the front entrance you are greeted by a bronze statue of the lion and the lamb designed by Ernest Daetwyler, which borrows the two animals from the police insignia. The lamb represents youth getting it’s first shaky legs of independence, while the lion represents the community and the establishment, watchful and protective of youth.

For me, what I first thought of when I first saw this beautiful installation was the Biblical representation of the Lion and the Lamb.

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3 responses

  1. The second paragraph of your writing was my first thought too. The other concept that springs to mind is that of respect. The Lamb learns to respect the Lion, just like Youth needs to behave in a way that is respectful of community and authority.

    January 5, 2014 at 5:21 am

  2. Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

    January 5, 2014 at 7:17 am

  3. Richard M Nixon (Deceased)

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

    January 5, 2014 at 7:19 am

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