Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lion Finial? Or Newel?

Newel or finial or what? : Cathedral of Saint Nicolas : Fribourg, CH

What do you call a carved lion at the end of a stair rail where the newel or a finial might reside? Well, regardless, this little guy caught my eye. He's guarding the staircase that leads to the pulpit in Saint Nicolas Cathedral in Fribourg.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 8/10

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