Tourism Calgary Instagram photo sparks humourous reaction from users


A photo of a snow-covered lion sculpture posted to Instagram by Tourism Calgary this week is garnering some humorous reactions from social media users.

The picture shows one of the city’s iconic Centre Street lions covered in snow and perched atop Calgary in Rotary Park.

Historic Centre Street Bridge lion sculpture welcomed to new home in Rotary Park

The serene winter scene is marred by the angle from which the photo is taken, which makes the sculpture look unintentionally phallic.

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Snowy lion watches over Downtown Calgary from Rotary Park. 🦁 ❄ Photo: @centrestreetlions #capturecalgary #explorealberta #explorecanada

A post shared by Tourism Calgary (@tourismcalgary) on Feb 10, 2019 at 7:00pm PST

Comments about the picture range include lots of double entendres (“that lion is awfully stiff”) and a few suggestive emojis (mostly eggplants.)

The picture was originally posted by Instagram user @centrestreetlions on Jan. 18, then reposted by Tourism Calgary on Monday.

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