Decorative lions in front of a SwampPoodle House on the north side of F Street NE, between 2nd and 3rd street.
Random lion head.
I just noticed two lion heads in the supports for the National Theater's awning.
The cold and snow here lately have kept me from wandering around much, but today I came across two plaques/coats-of-arms outside of the Mayflower Hotel. The first contains the motto "Plus ultra" which is the national motto of Spain and translates as the aspirational but vague, "Further Beyond". The second appears to be the Bulgarian national motto (in french) "L'Union fait la force" which translates as "Unity Makes Strength". Belgium uses the same motto and the Haitian coat-of-arms contains the french version as well. The Mayflower has a long history that seems equal parts grand and salacious. I wonder if it means the royalty of the respective countries have stayed there. That could be a future research project.
These two lions get decorated for the holidays. They are recumbent and guard the entrance to a private residence on Capitol Hill. They appear to be a matched pair as molded sand sculptures.
I found these near 3rd and C Street SE embedded in the wall. They are typical of the door knocker style but there are three of them in the wall.