The Silent Sentinel Above The Door

I like the little flourishes you see in older buildings in America’s older cities.  Even standard office buildings were not soulless cubes; the owners were proud of their buildings and wanted to make them seem grand and special — as opposed to throwing them up for the cheapest price possible.

I particularly enjoy the classical Greek and Roman architectural and sculptural references you see in some of the older buildings:  the columns, the porticos, the arches, and occasionally the helmeted, winged head over the doorway.  This silent sentinel is found over the doorway to the Leader Building in Cleveland.