Do you think he scares anyone away?
This old stone-hearted lion has been standing guard on the Grecian Style Peristyle in City Park for decades. The Peristyle was built in 1907, originally as a dancing pavilion. It is one of several structures in the park that can be rented for special occasions.
This looming lion, defending the majestic ionic columns from fierce creatures as swans, ducks, ibis and egrets, overlooks Bayou Metairie which wends through the park
The pavilion is a favorite place for non-profit events, weddings and the like. Of course, the rise of air conditioning has limited its use.