Friday, June 26, 2009

The Thinker


No this is not Rodin's Thinker, neither is it Kermit the frog. It one of the frogs at the Frog Pond at Boston Common, which opens today. Kids of all ages are welcome.

The Boston Common Frog Pond is privately funded and operated by the Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

19 comments:

AB said...

You have to wonder what he might be thinking.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You photo of a frog in Boston engaged in deep thought is a nice cue to me to comment upon a connection between Boston and Costa Rica. There was an article in the newspaper in Costa Rica recently about the construction of a new plant in Costa Rica by Boston Scientific.

At the ceremony for the new plant, Costa Rica President (and Nobel Peace Prize winner) Oscar Arias said that Boston is a city where it does not matter what type of hat you have on your head, but it matters what are the ideas that are inside your head. He knows Boston well, as he attended Boston University.

His comment about the hats reflects that he must not have seen anyone walking around Boston with a Yankees cap. Incidentally, my mother is a native of Worcester, Mass., so I heard much about Boston's virtues when I was growing up.

magiceye said...

the frog must be wondering 'what am i doing here?'!

joo said...

I love it!!!He's thinking on the human nature, I'm sure:)

Malyss said...

What a pretty frog!I followed the link and the place seems to be so pleasant!You're lucky to have such parks and green places in your town.

PS: thank you for your comment about local dialect. I completely agree with you. I saw that all people who left comments had a lot to say about this question. And I'm glad of it.

Babooshka said...

I love the title and pastiche of the real thinker.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Is it really open for kids of ALL ages? I'll be right there... (: You're never to old for a little fun...

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute frog! I think he is a prince waiting for his princess!!!
Have a great weekend dear friend!
Léia :-)

Peace,purrs and loveLuna(from Brazil)

Marie Reed said...

What a fabulous statue! It has such a flair!

brattcat said...

I'm so 'hoppy' to see this shot. It's really 'ribit-ing'.

Hilda said...

A thinking frog — I like it.
Argh, now I want to know the history of this Frog Pond. Was/Is it literally a frog pond?

Lois said...

What a cute expression on his face! I also like his feet.

Vogon Poet said...

Great photo. This thinker frog is absolutely expressive and very nice interpretation of the original.

cieldequimper said...

A fun copy of the masterwork, it makes me smile!

Barbara said...

I remember my Mom taking me to swim there when I was a child. Geesh....that was 50 years ago!!

Barbara

Harriet said...

He is adorable. Thanks for the photo.

Jacob said...

That's about the cutest thing I've seen in a long time...and an excellent photograph!

Regina said...

Cute :). I'm learning from you. To sometimes take a snapshot of something that can make you smile.

Kcalpesh said...

Think, Think, Think, Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!