Friday, March 12, 2010
This week's Skywatch Friday includes a view of the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument on Boston Common. View other Skywatch Friday photos.
The monument stands 72 feet tall, or 22 meters. The total cost of the monument was $110,000 in 1877 and was funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The column is topped by a figure representing the Genius of America. Four statues at the base represent Peace, the Sailor, the Muse of History, and the Soldier. Bas-relief plaques depict the departure and return of the forces, the Navy, and the work of the Boston Sanitary Commission. In one plaque, Longfellow can be seen accompanying the governor. The figures at the base of the column represent the sections of the country: North, South, East, and West.
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such a great skywatch & the bit of history is very interesting too.
You = one of the best my friend :-) what a picture, once again!!
Fantastic shot to say the least, your blog never disappoints.
All the best
Regina In Pictures
Is Civil War what we call here "Secession War"? (North against south)
This monument is rich and the way you pictured it , among the trees on this beautyful blue sky, is like a tribute from you.
I noticed pleasant benches around..Ü
beautiful photo. I love the clods - they look like sugar candy:)
That's an amazing cloud formation your captured for this skywatch!
Great shot; it's a sort of 'skyburst' of cloud.
What a great scene. Love how you captured the sky.
interesting cloud formation!
the cloud is like a firework in the sky
The sky is perfect for creating a beautiful tapestry behind the statue. I like how the light post is in front slightly to the right of the statue, also.
So many things commemorated in that very interesting memorial. Fantastic sky too!
Quite an investment at the time! It's a beautiful monument. I like the way those clouds look too!
Nice shot. Great colors.
Very nicely done.
Truly beautiful image! I particularly like the special touch the cloud gives to the picture, in contrast with the blue sky!
God bless you!
Surprising and fascinating: a really great post, thanks!
«Louis» would call this a SWF entry of (ahem) historic proportions... ;-)
That is one of the prettiest cloud formations in a blue sky I've ever seen. The "gold" of the lawn really sparks the sky color. Wow!
Ohh! This is so beautiful. I just love it. The blue is very intense.
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