Sts. Luke, John, and the Pelican
Architect: Edward Buckton Lamb
Vicar's Road, London
According to medieval bestiaries — collections of descriptions of real and imaginary animals and interpretations of them as Christian symbols — the pelican feeds her young by piercing her chest and giving them her lifeblood, thus making this bird an allegory of Christ.
Photograph 2009 and text by George P. Landow
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