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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Ewannawe » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:25 pm

Don't know the story behind this one, in my local village.
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A 1914 war memorial in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, near the Civic Centre
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The Civic Centre itself, I've already posted a different angle of this in another thread.
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:26 pm

Nice shots, Ewan. :D
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:16 am

This is a cattle-drive statue in Dallas, Texas. Behind me are a few dozen 1.25x life-size longhorn cattle.

I used an F56 flash gun to overpower the sunlight with enough force to expose the shadows on the statue as well as the sky. The lens used here is Juanito200's Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6. I liked the wide angle lens for this because the stretched corner features seemed to suggest action.
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Unread postby bakubo » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:14 am

Mahatma Gandhi walks in Waikiki. He really likes to watch the babes in bikinis and when his feet get tired he cools his feet in the ocean.

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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:13 pm

Komitas statue in front of the State Musical Conservatory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komitas_Vardapet

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Buddha is wearing a brown anole.
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Birma » Tue May 03, 2011 8:34 pm

Cool shot KB :D . He looks quite relaxed about the whole affair.
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue May 03, 2011 8:34 pm

Nice to revive this topic.
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby bakubo » Wed May 04, 2011 7:17 am

Yes, good to start this thread up again. Thanks, Kevin. Nice buddha with lizard. :)

Duke Kahanamoku -- father of modern surfing and Olympic medal winner (3 gold, 2 silver) in swimming:

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Here you can see an overview with the statue in the lower left:

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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:43 pm

Aram Khatchaturian

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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:35 pm

Boy he looks angry at the choice of stone used :-)

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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:07 pm

Not in "my" city in fact, and the heading should've been "Local statues, or National staues etc...". Anyway.
Shot this one in the north-eastern part, in a village called Dsegh where this poet was born and raised.
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Birma » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:38 pm

Very interesting Doc, and thanks for the link :)
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:05 pm

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Downtown Yerevan
Statue of Alexander Mantashev
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Re: Statues of my city

Unread postby Birma » Fri May 10, 2013 12:43 am

I hope we can include statues that are in the middle of fountains in this thread :)

From one of our favourite picnic locations, the ruined Witley Court with its repaired fountain. I'm sure I've posted pics from here several times before.

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Witley Court 2013 - Perseus and Andromeda by Birm, on Flickr

The statue shows Perseus, riding Pegasus, rescuing Andromeda from a Sea Monster.

Here is a wider view, showing the big crowds, attracted out by the first fine holiday for ... a very long time! :)

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Witley Court 2013 - Fountain and House by Birm, on Flickr

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