Saturday, May 1, 2010

Theme Day: Statues

Pictured above is the statue of Samuel Adams at Fanueil Hall. Adams was one of the founding fathers of the American Revolution and cousin of John Adams, 2nd US President.

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23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive sculpture and I liked a lot this picture with the lovely boy posing as well for some picture!
Hugs
and have a great Sunday!
Léia

Eleonora said...

Ciao! Love the kid posing, he looks relaxed and happy as opposed to the sever Adams stance

Have a great weekend
Eleonora xx

Malyss said...

Funny, the contrast between serious Adams and the happy boy!
It seems to me that nowadays, we don't put statues for great men anymore.. Maybe we have no politic men that deserve enough to be honoured?..

brattcat said...

I really like the way you've composed this with the echo of the steeple in the background. Two very strong verticals.

Birdman said...

I've not seen this one... love the arms folded. It's him!

EG Wow said...

Ah yes, good old Samuel Adams at Fanuiel Hall! I need to visit Boston soon, I think. I haven't been back in years.

B SQUARED said...

He also makes one heck of a beer.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

nice composition. i like the solemness of the statue with the kid having a great time.

cieldequimper said...

Very stately. I wonder if that boy will follow in the same kind of footsteps...

Mary Ann said...

How interesting. You don't often see statues with their arms crossed like that. Hmm. I wonder why.

magiceye said...

love the composition!

Marie-Noyale said...

Always a little bit of History when visiting your blog and it is Welcome!!

Jilly said...

I didn't know John Adams had such an important cousin. Fascinating and a lovely photo.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice composition with Fanueil Hall and what looks to me to be the tower of the Customs House in the background.

John said...

I remember this from our trip there last summer; I really like your last post, the reflection.

VP said...

We both posted founding fathers. I really like the pose of Samuel Adams (and of the kid below).

Anne said...

Ohhh, take me to the sunshine :-)

Hug from Norway

joo said...

Old and young, serious and smiling - nice shot!

Jacob said...

I've always liked Sam Adams...ever since I found out he made beer. I drink the "light" stuff, though.

Cool photo with that spire and blue sky...and the kid gives the proper sense of scale.

Lois said...

Now that is a nice statue and I like the way you included the boy in front of him too!

Louis la Vache said...

Too bad the savants currently stalking the halls of Congress and the corridors of the White House are hell-bent on shredding everything Adams and the other founding fathers built.


Rant ended, «Louis» is now adding a link to your blog in his right side bar...

Hilda said...

Somehow, I feel like he'd want to scold the kid, if he could. ;)

Chuck Pefley said...

Sam's crossed arms give him a very smug and satisfied look.

Happy May Day!