Yesterday lunchtime while popping to Fleet Street for some “Friday bits” I passed by the Law Society of England and Wales’ Chancery Lane headquarters and noticed some brand new looking shiny lions on top of the black railings there.
Thinking they’d just been painted, I went over to tell the painters how good a job they done (and get some tips!) instead, discovered a couple of friendly “gilders” in the process of covering the lions with gold leaf. They were only too glad to talk about it and gave us a quick rundown of the gilding process (good blokes!) The work looks a bit painstaking and takes a bit of time but boy, those lions look good! P