Friday, March 27, 2009

Hands/ Photo Hunter

Peterborough, Ontario

This week's Photo Hunter challenge is: HANDS

The plaque beneath the statue reads:
In memory of the chivalry
of our men and women who
fought and died defending
humanity against aggression
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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42 comments:

Tangerine Kitty said...

Very nice photo!!

kaye said...

lovely thought, and nice shot.

PERBS said...

Nice capture -- so glad you included the words so we can understand what the statue represents.

Jacob said...

Great statue and great sentiment and I applaud whoever decided this should be built...

The way you composed the picture really brings out the meaning of the statue!

Carver said...

What a beautiful statue and original take on the hands theme!

Antjas said...

EG - where in Peterborough is it? I don't recall having seen it before.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful sculpture. There are quite a number of lovely interesting sculpture for the theme this week.

Enjoy the weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Antjas,
The statue is in a park across the street from what I think is the city hall and a large stone church. I should pay more attention when I take photos, shouldn't I?

VALKYRIEN said...

Looks like a beautiful statue - and a wonderful gesture to those it represent!

And thanks for nice comment! Just to fill you in; I wrote about doodling during all the boring meetings I have at work.....And they are my doodles. Lot of meetings you see! :)

Antjas said...

Thanks EG. When you lived in Hingham, Sudbury was probably still just a small farming community. It's really grown in the last 20 years or so. It's not at all like your Sudbury. Hingham is beautiful by the ocean. I have to admit I've had never heard of EG before I visited your blog.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect photo of a beautiful statue.

Small City Scenes said...

Great photo and beautiful words.
Wonderful tribute. MB

Becky and Gary said...

A wonderful choice for Hands EG.
B.

FickleMinded said...

so nice!what an original entry!!!

Chikai said...

that's a very nice caption to go with the statue.

mine's up HERE. hope you can check it out! :)

JyLnC said...

Great photo and a great statue.

If you have time stop by and see my photo hunt this week.

JyLnC's Photo Hunt

Aileni said...

Good choice and a fine image.

gengen said...

Nice entry. Happy weekend. Mine is also up.

julie said...

What a wonderful tribute to those who sacrificed a lot :)

Happy weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

I'll give you a hand [applause] for posting such a great photo grouping for the theme this week.

I have added four different hands for my entry. If you have time today, stop by and say 'howdy'!!! Happy Saturday to you.

jams o donnell said...

Great take on this week's theme. Happy weekend

june said...

Wonderful shot! Lovely thought!

Annie said...

Lovely photo of that wonderful sculpture. Thanks for visting mine and have a great weekend

ancient one said...

Wonderful... perfect shot... perfect for the theme!

Mira said...

You've got a nice shot here. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/03/photo-hunt-12-hands.html

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Excellent shot.

Have a great weekend!

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely sculpture and nice shot! have a great weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Excellent shot! My Photo Hunt is up! I hope you get a chance to visit me, too.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-hands/

Happy weekend!

Melli said...

Ah! What a great shot for the theme! Very nice!

Mudhooks said...

That is a beautiful statue.

One of my summer past-times is going out to small communities and photographing cenotaphs. So many of the small town WWI ones are stone, often marble, and crumbling. When you think how many young men from small towns went off to war and didn't come back, it is sad when you see them neglected and damaged.

What is worse is the modern crime of stealing statuary and selling them to scrap yards!

Mojo said...

Powerful photo EG. I'd love to see the statue itself. And I wouldn't mind visiting Peterborough in general. See the birthplace of Cory Stillman and catch a Petes game... sounds like a great day to me!

Cindy said...

Handsomely done!
Hey, give me a hand, will you?

stan said...

what a strong expression the statue has.

bingskee said...

excellent! i love the caption.

Alice Audrey said...

Great shot!

Colin Campbell said...

So true.

srp said...

This is a lovely picture and a wonderful tribute. The words do make it so meaningful... we must always remember to be grateful for those who came before.

Mine is up here.

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgegous shot of this statue, I just love the angle! :)
Great work!

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

healingmagichands said...

Excellent shot! Nice scuplture, too.

soulbrush said...

this is fantastic.

K said...

Fantastic picture!
Brought two thoughts.
One: "it stops here" (inspired by Edmund Burke's immortal words "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing," I guess).

Two: "Talk to the hand"
Yeah, I don't know where that last one came from...

luna miranda said...

wow, great shot! love the perspective.

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