Okay – so maybe there’s slight historical disconnect between a guy decked out in gladiator garb (a fashion throwback to the last couple centuries BC) and a dragon, whose ilk didn’t start laying waste to European villages until a few centuries later. (Saint George of Lydda – immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon – was prancing around Asia Minor in the gear of a Roman soldier toward the end of the third century AD.)
Well, don’t blame the artist for any unfortunate anachronisms. Blame the folks who planned Victoria’s streets.
Like many of my Strava art pictures – including my Strava giraffe (see The Art of Giraffe Spotting) – the general shape for this one simply emerged from the map after I highlighted the city’s main streets. (See lower image at right). All I had to do was flesh out the details.
As an aside: St. George’s Day – an important Christian celebration in many countries – was just two days ago (April 23 – the day of his death in 303 AD.)