After my brief encounter with Rome’s talking statues, I went looking for other memorable statues I have found on my travels. I will never forget the heartwarming statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, erected in memory of a faithful Skye Terrier who is believed to have followed the coffin of his master to Greyfriars churchyard and guarded the grave for 14 years. When he died of old age, he was buried just inside the church gate, close by his master’s grave. What a good boy.
I caught this silhouette of Lady Liberty towering over the cranes of the New Jersey docklands during a fiery sunset in Battery Park, Lower Manhattan.
Here’s the moving Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. It was the height of summer and there was an insane heatwave so I didn’t venture outdoors until evening, but thankfully they illuminate everything in D.C.
The giant Muffler Man cowboy who loomed large along Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas until late last year, when he was sold in an auction to a private bidder.
One of my favourite Seattle statues; the late, great Jimi Hendrix in full rock star pose on the corner of Broadway and Pine.
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Looking forward to seeing your figures and figurines; your bas-reliefs and bronzes!
The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is still hot, we can all still burn our fingers. – Georg Büchner
Sometimes you’re the pigeon and sometimes you’re the statue. – Unknown; attributed to many, but applicable to all. 🙂