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The Line King - or - If you've been affected by any of the issues .......

By Ericsamson
Once again, it's the Crich Tramway Museum and on this occasion the rather magnificent Red Lion Hotel, a monument to those Victorian / Edwardian temples of conviviality and a showcase for the manufacturers of those beautifully ornamental, highly glazed exterior tiles. As it's Silly Sunday however, the lead shows the eponymous Red Lion which stands proud atop the building. Let's be blunt, it isn't a remotely silly thing at all; the silliness and wafer thin 'humour' (?!?) of this resides only in my appalling crassness. I looked at it and declared to Matron, "Look, it's the Line King!" (Lion ... lines overhead, you can see one ... rails ... see other pictures. I know. Tumbleweed. I warned you yesterday that this one is a groaner. And at my back I always hear ... Barry Cryer saying, 'Not funny, shouldn't have bothered, wish I was dead.' I haven't been sleeping well and the unpleasant side effects of the medicated Ovaltine are kicking in.)
Hope you all have a lovely day - not sure I will, overwhelmed as I am with shame. BlushBlushBlush
Make it stop Mummy, please make it stop .......

Tags: Help Stupid Architecture Red lion Silly Sunday Crich Tramway Village Very stupid Red Lion Hotel

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saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 39 Norway
11 Aug 2019 2:08PM
I sympathise with your predicament, and hope that recovery from the mighty Ovaltine is soon forthcoming.
Meanwhile, many congratulations on achieving the Golden Groan of the Day award.
I'd be lion if I said it got me roaring with laughter.

I too have an image taken at this very same hostelry, or rather, the public toilet connected to the premises...that will soon be the subject of a Silly Sunday upload.

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11 Aug 2019 2:09PM
Thanks for the smile, Graham a thought provoking piece of writing. Smile
An always re-lion you.

JohnSmile
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
11 Aug 2019 3:12PM
Great shot lovely looking pub Eric
Davy SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
11 Aug 2019 3:18PM
I hope you're not lion about that medication, and it's not whisky rather than Ovaltine... 😉 Though it was way back in 2004 when I was here, I remember this pub well, and went in for lunch and some liquid refreshment 🍴🍺😋 It really is a magnificent building, what I call 'proper' pub 👍 Have to go for the version, it's a cracking shot, Graham 😀
Trev 😀
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
11 Aug 2019 3:21PM
The "Lion King" seems to be in vogue just now with the blockbuster movie premiered last week. Your version looks quite proud to be lord of all he surveys.
Ian
11 Aug 2019 5:57PM
First of all I'd like to thank Malc for the Golden Groan of the Day Award. I am humbled beyond words and .... (goes on - and on - and on - in like manner for another 2 hours.)

Second my thanks to all who have picked up the baton of idiocy and run with it so vigorously. A pun my word, what a treat!

Finally, I had no idea that ‘The Lion King’ was back in vogue. (I'm not good with musical theatre; I was taken to see 'The Sound of Music' when I was about eight or nine years old and I believe it has scarred - and scared - me for life. Even at that age I was consumed with delight at the thought of a song that went, 'How do you solve a problem like diarrhoea?’ Ghastly little oik ! Blush )
However, always alert to a commercial opportunity I wonder if ……… ?
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2019 6:43PM
The pub is a work of art.Smile
ivor
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
11 Aug 2019 9:52PM
Wonderful silliness !!
Ron
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2019 1:24AM
You were not kidding about your postings groanability our kid, but it has grown on me, being suckered in by your delightfully quirky narrative - again. It is indeed a fabulous richly decorated frontage beautifully rendered for all to see in glorious technicolour 2D by way of your keen eye and your most fine capture machine with perhaps some smoke, but definitely no mirrors.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
12 Aug 2019 5:28PM
Line King? I can only assume you're not feeling well Graham
I know i'm a day late responding, i thought i'd wait till the Ovaltine
hangover had passed and you had returned to this dimension.
So you saw 'The Sound of Music' when you were about eight or nine years old.Smile
I had suspected for some time that you were indeed the fabled Doctor.
Doctor Who? i hear you ask..Exactly.
You'll be pleased to learn that I found your Time machine. it's at the Avencroft Museum. Smile
If none of that makes sense, take a couple of dried frog pills and have a lie down. I'm going to.
Nice tiles in the Version.

Dave.
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
18 Aug 2019 11:56AM
Well done that man for maintaining some decent silliness in a world oft bereft of it! Chaos here at the Drones, hence lack of pictures or comments, but in the words of that big bloke ' I'll be back'. Smile

Dave aka Bertie
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2019 10:39AM
Wonderful sculpture with the blue sky as a background...
Isabel GrinGrin

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