Thursday, November 18, 2010

Samuel Eliot Morrison


Bronze statue of Samuel Eliot Morrison located on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Morrison was a historian, sailor and two-time Pulitzer prize winning author. He researched and retraced the route Columbus took to the New World, and later documented Columbus' adventures and translated Columbus' log in his epic work, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea."

12 comments:

brattcat said...

Really like the composition and light in this one.

CaT said...

i like it too

lewi14 said...

Great shot. I like the read leaves behind the statue.

Irina said...

Bellissimo! (not sure about the number of letters in this Italian word, but it looks so like it sounds))
Great!

Chuck Pefley said...

Sam sure has a vivid outlook!

Are those leaves current, or from the recent past?

joo said...

Looks great, but the golden leaves in the background look even better:)

Steffe said...

Nice backdrop.

Birdman said...

I agree with Kitty. Good show all around.

Tash said...

Sooo gorgeous. I've read 2 anhologies of Mr. Morrison's works. The one that I remember the most vividly is his description of the trip thru the Strait of Magellan, linking his experience to the history of the strait. Probably time to re-read some of his work. He is an excellent, accessible historian.

Leif Hagen said...

Sam picked an amazing place to look at some gorgeous Autumn colors!

jeannette said...

What a fiery background for Morrison! I'm clueless;) as well in L.A.!

Emm said...

What a beautiful shot! You have chosen such an unusual angle, one that I would not have thought of. I love the gorgeous autumn colours too.