The Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping, London

Back to Fenchurch Street and the Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping on another day of blue skies and low temperatures. This time I took my Lumix G1.

The whole building is decorated. Above the entrances and windows, carved reliefs show unlikely clad men and women worshipping at the shrine of shipping. At least, that’s how it looks to me.

They hold plans and models of boats.

And in niches, there are statues of women reverentially holding more model boats.

A boy casually rides a dolphin.

At first sight, I thought this maiden supporting a corbel might be pregnant.

But her nearby male companion, who seems to have a headache, is similarly pot-bellied.

This rather fierce fish looks like it means serious business with the trident.

And the whole is topped by the glorious weather vane.

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