28 January 2009

Wordless Wednesday (Jan. 28)

Statue in Copenhagen



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40 comments:

Mojo 1/28/09, 7:50 AM  

Gives "fighting like cats and dogs" a whole different perspective doesn't it?

Marny 1/28/09, 8:19 AM  

Nice picture and not one you see often in pics of Copenhagen. Usually it's the Little Mermaid :-)

Amy @ Passages to the Past 1/28/09, 8:38 AM  

Have to say that I've never seen a statue quite like that before! I think it might freak me out if I saw that walking at night.

DNLee 1/28/09, 8:38 AM  

Hey Beth!
the lions and the boar. thanks for sharing.

Deb 1/28/09, 8:40 AM  

Hi Beth ~ Thanks for stopping by at my place. This picture certainly tells a story ~ guess survival of the fittest comes to mind! In my past life I taught literacy to seventh graders so I feel very comfortable at the 'home' you've created here. 'Inkdeath' is on my 'to read' list. Enjoy!

Sandy Nawrot 1/28/09, 8:49 AM  

It is amazing to me how an innanimate object such as this can exude such intensity. Awesome picture!

Swampy on the Road 1/28/09, 9:02 AM  

Conjures up the way AnodeMan and I "communicate" at the end of a driving day on our 4-week long road trip. Gives the Griswolds a "wholenother" dimension. Would love to visit Copenhagen...can we drive there from here?

Terri 1/28/09, 9:47 AM  

Interesting statue. What's the setting?

Beth F 1/28/09, 10:04 AM  

Terri: the statue was simply on a street corner in a neighborhood.

Jewels 1/28/09, 10:05 AM  

Survival of the Fittest? Awesome statue!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!

fraizerbaz 1/28/09, 10:12 AM  

Wow, I love lions. This is really interesting!

Kara 1/28/09, 10:19 AM  

Awesone statue!!!

S. Krishna 1/28/09, 10:31 AM  

What a great picture!

Dorte H 1/28/09, 11:46 AM  

"Us Vikings" have always been a bit gruesome, haven´t we :)
Don´t recall this statue, though. But then, I live almost as far from Copenhagen as is possible in this tiny country.

Robin of My Two Blessings 1/28/09, 12:42 PM  

I like it...it is very well done. I'm currently studying 16th century sculptures in my art class and it makes you appreciate things in a whole new light. Thanks.

sherry 1/28/09, 2:03 PM  

I wonder if this statue ever scares little children?

Kristina 1/28/09, 2:26 PM  

That is a really good picture!!

CaseyDeuce 1/28/09, 3:03 PM  

Thats awesome! I'd love to get out and travel the world, add Copenhagen to my list!!

Secret Mom Thoughts 1/28/09, 3:18 PM  

Nice shot. I love the statue.

Keith 1/28/09, 3:23 PM  

This is amazing. I'd love to see it for real

Paula 1/28/09, 3:48 PM  

Amazing photograph!

Liz 1/28/09, 4:16 PM  

That's quite, um, graphic...

Ann On and On... 1/28/09, 5:08 PM  

Amazing, I hope there are people making art like this still. (It's a bit embarrassing that I do not know.)

Thanks for sharing.

...Jump over and check out my YuMmY Valentine's give-a-way! :D

Melody 1/28/09, 7:04 PM  

That's awesome! I guess I'd be intimidated by the statue if I were a child! :P

Maureen Hayes 1/28/09, 7:36 PM  

One of my favorite things about WW is getting to see things like this, art from all over the world! Great capture!

Happy WW!

napaboaniya 1/28/09, 10:12 PM  

Majestic and powerful statue!

lisaschaos 1/28/09, 10:31 PM  

What a fun statue and kinda scary. :)

Jan Parrish 1/28/09, 10:37 PM  

Great statue. Thanks for posting.

Indrani 1/28/09, 11:16 PM  

Amazing sculpture! The emotion sculpted out so well.

Will 1/29/09, 12:19 AM  

When was this done and by what artist? Interesting that it is so white. Needs a little red in places!

Happy WW!

Stan 1/29/09, 2:59 AM  

They've got so many statues in Europe they put them everywhere.

Beth F 1/29/09, 8:00 AM  

Thanks to everyone for your kind words.

Will: This is what was on the statue itself: A. Cain 1878. I know nothing else.

Bogsider 1/29/09, 8:11 AM  

Amazing image, as usual, Beth. The statue is called Lion and Lioness fighting over a wild boar. It was originally made in 1874, but moulded in bronze in 1888 after a model in wax which has been lost since. The original was made of plaster and was exhibited at the Salon in Paris in 1882. A larger scale statue in bronze is in Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Artist probably A. Cain.

Bogsider 1/29/09, 8:22 AM  

I forgot to say, that I live pretty close to this statue and I am thinking about dropping by soon and take my own image of it :-) But I also have another photography-quest from anothe of Beth's images (the blue door)....I better get started!

Beth F 1/29/09, 8:23 AM  

Thanks so much for the information, Louise. I truly appreciate it.

I ran across this statue while walking through the city. It really grabbed my attention because of its violence and the amazing faces of the lions. It was a great surprise and treat to find.

For others: Louise lives in Copenhagen!

Beth F 1/29/09, 8:27 AM  

Louise: How cool that you live near the statue. So I've been through your part of the city!? Anyway, it'd be great to see other shots of this and the blue doors! No pressure, just a neat idea!

Dar 1/29/09, 3:14 PM  

That's an amazing sculpture!

Nicole 1/30/09, 5:44 AM  

Love the pic. I feel like we don't get such interesting statues here.

bermudaonion 1/30/09, 12:26 PM  

Okay, I'll admit it - I'm jealous that you've been to Denmark.

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