Wow, it has been a long time since I posted anything. Back then it was still March, and if you parked anywhere along our main street, you had to clamber over piles of ice to get to the sidewalk. And now there are daffodil buds, and occasional flowers.
I’m still kind of disorganized, so I’m going to post an overdue reply to one of Ailsa’s travel challenges – statues – just because I happen to have various photos of statues.
Back in the seventeenth century, Signor Barbaro was a “wise man of the city” of Venice
This little Venetian water carrier – or water spiller – doesn’t look so wise
Famous photo? No, a statue. But that sailor is still VERY glad that World War II is over
And then there’s this sixteenth century French gentleman in Quebec
Of course, not all statues are images of people…
And some are completely abstract
But this one in Ephesus used to represent somebody
Some statues, like this little Athenian owl, stand alone
But parts of the Battlefield of Gettysburg are cluttered with statues, put up twenty or fifty years later by the survivors