Somehow, this photograph is one of the most beautiful I have seen in quite a long time, or even ever. The composition is very well thought through, with the tall window in the middle, framed by the pillars on the left, the wall on the right and the bushes in front. And the expression and position of the girl - and of course the lion: it has something very powerful, inherently beautiful. It is one of the rare peaces of art that allow me to reexperience part of my childhood and allow my imagination to bloom. I can hardly express it in words. Thanks for the wonderful picture!!
This photo has a deep sense of sadness about it, or maybe that's just me. It simply strikes me as a reminder of past days that will never change or return and whatver good or grief lies there is meant to stay. Petrified in time for mind to remember. Forever. I'm way to down on the mood today, aren't I?
Love this! The only thing I can think of to critique is I think you cut the top of the window off a little bit. If you had tilted your lens up just a bit it would have been perfect. Otherwise, this is a fantastic photo!