This is the main entrance to an old mansion built by Walter Law, the founder of Briarcliff Manor. It’s about a five minute walk from my house. It’s fairly easy to find information online about Law, but difficult to find anything relating to the mansion other than that the estate was probably called “The Manor”. I guess that if I want to find out more I’ll have to visit the local Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough-Historical Society.

I’ve taken pictures of the lions before, but usually either singly or in pairs. The reason for this is that somehow I never had a wide enough lens with me to get everything in at once. On this occasion I was testing my new Sony FE 24 f2.8G and was able to get all four lions and the gates – although one of the lions is not really visible as it’s hidden behind one of the gateposts (I wish I had taken more time with the framing so that all of the lions could have been seen).

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G.

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