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. 🙂
Posting this early seeing as pommepal, restlessjo, missL, Claudine and sueslaght have all popped round to say hi! xxx Ailsa
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Hi from me too! Thank you for hosting this nice challenge! http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/palacio-de-mateusportugal/
Hi back! Wow, that is such an evocative statue, beautiful and haunting. x
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Beautiful, Ailsa, especially Lady Liberty in that gorgeous copper sunset!
Here’re mine: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/travel-theme-statues/
She was looking particularly lovely that evening, Ese. I love your post, especially the Freedom statue in Riga. x
Lovely selection Ailsa…especially Greyfriars Bobby of course 😉
Ah yes, that pup is near and dear to my heart, dogs rule! 🙂
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I took some liberties with the word “statue” and used “sculpture” instead. I couldn’t help myself! The mermaid made me.
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Great theme! I’m wondering how I missed the Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh. I’ll have to check in out when we’re there this summer.
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Wonderful photos of statues. Here is mine. http://wp.me/p23TG1-3Gc
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
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Here’s my contribution for the week: Balzac! http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2hp
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Such great choices, Ailsa. I learned the story of Greyfriars Bobby as a young girl from my mother – such a touching, tearful story. And I love the statue of Martin Luther King, shown emerging from the stone – very symbolic.
The ways the Statue of Liberty can be obscured by its surrounding structures is odd, those bridges in you photo in particular, at least I thought that’s what they were when they did the same thing to my photos.
Mine this week is just a happenstance marker in on of my favorite locale in Boston.
Great choices, Ailsa!!!
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Love looking at statues as I travel around. Thanks for today’s theme.
Just love your statues here. Lady liberty all aglow, is beautiful!!
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Like your variety of statues’ Ese! Here are a few from Italian gardens: http://suejudd.com/2014/03/28/weekly-travel-theme-statues/
NYC has many statues to offer, but here are a few I chose for this week’s theme:
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Love the doggie. The details of his fur are phenomenal. They are terrific artists.
I can’t believe I had a bunch of photos waiting for a challenge like this. YIPPEE … I’m on time!!!
Here is my statue photo: http://wp.me/p24idL-1SQ
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What colors in your photos. :0 I’m sharing a statue of a freedom fighter taken in a colder clime.
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Great set of statues, Ailsa. Love the jolly cowboy. 🙂 Here’s my entry: http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/a-very-moving-statue-fo-ailsas-travel-theme/
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I llike your Skye Terrier !
Here is my entry:
Lovely selection Ailsa…Greyfriars Booby made me cry…what a faithful friend he was.
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Only you could get dogs, MLK, and Jimi in the same blog! ;o)
Mine are not nearly as prosaic. . .http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/travel-theme-statues/
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Great theme this week. The illumination of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial makes for a great shot.
Aha… I shall go a-strolling along canals and lanes in fair Dublin tomorrow… see what I can return with. I can think of one or two likely candidates… the 3 bears at the O2… Molly and her burnished wares… no, I showed her a week or so ago… the fella sitting on his bench along the Grand Canal… no, old news. I’ll see… there’s likely to be something of interest. No, I won’t copy your Jimmy with a Phillo… I don’t like that statue… 😉