Nicely Heraldic

This is another one of those architectural details that keep surprising me, even after many years in Newcastle. It’s over the main door of what’s been a restaurant[1] for many years, but must once have been one of many important commercial buildings just off the Newcastle Quayside:

Royal Insurance

Royal Insurance

Click to see it full size – it’s worth it.

[1] Well, it’s been a lot of different restaurants over the years..