Saturday, May 1, 2010

Theme Day: Statues

Giuseppe Garibaldi by Augusto Rivalta, LivornoGiuseppe Garibaldi, a statue by the sculptor Augusto Rivalta.Bust of Giuseppe Mazzini, Fortezza Nuova, LivornoA bust (which is not a statue) of Giuseppe Mazzini, now sadly hidden inside the “Fortezza Nuova”, closed to public since January 2009

See also: Garibaldi - Inside the Fortress - From the Fortress - Fortress with a Secret - C Eaters


34 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are wonderful!

Susie of Arabia said...

I really love the statue of Garibaldi - the beautiful clouds behind him just add so much impact. Such a contrast to the 2nd photo's impact with the brick behind him. Both statues have great detail.

Steffe said...

Giuseppe and Giuseppe. Great choice for the theme day.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Those clouds behind the statue certainly add more drama than than the bricks, though the lighting in the second is nice. Nice statues.

J Bar said...

Brilliant works.
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brattcat said...

Excellent choices for the theme. I don't know how you got such an outstanding image of the one no longer on view to the public but I'm so glad you did.

Jacob said...

Omigod! The first picture - is it outside and is that what the sky looked like behind it? Incredible; stunning!

I like the bust of Mazzini, too - such depth of feeling captured!

T. Becque said...

That first picture is wonderful! Makes him look God-like, as if he's walking in the clouds!

B SQUARED said...

You must have an "in" with the Man upstairs or incredible timing. Either way, the first photo is something special.

tapirgal said...

I agree with everyone about the first statue. My first thought was how epic it looked with the relative plainness of the cape against those magnificently boiling clouds - it almost looks like the spray of a huge waterfall or the ice of a glacier. Stunning any way you look at it.

CafebyJW said...

Sky behind the first picture is beautiful.

Love the way he is posting too.

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Hilda said...

I love your first photo! That huge cloud is just awesome and makes for such a dramatic backdrop! I hope Signore Mazzini will not stay hidden for long.

Dina said...

Quite different (photographic) backgrounds each Giuseppe has, both dramatic.

Your C Eaters link about Gorgia toscana is fascinating!

Jilly said...

Two fabulous statues but the first photograph is so dramatic. Love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked a lot your choice , they are great sculptures!The first one is very impressive and a beautiful homage a this important Italian hero!
Have a nice weekend dear friend,
Léia

Ilse said...

Wow! Did you order the clouds to appear or what? This should be a post card.

Kate said...

I admire both statues...magnificent features. Garibaldi looks like he's about to conquer the world!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh dear, I frgot theme day!!
Both statues are great. Won't find anything like that out here in these woods.

I did find some sailboats though.

MB

Halcyon said...

You have lots of nice statues to choose from in Livorno! I like these two you have chosen.

Happy weekend!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

awesome image with the statue in the clouds. superb composition for theme day

cieldequimper said...

Both beautiful. Those fluffy clouds are just fantastic.

Kaori said...

He looks like he's floating above the clouds! Wonderful photos for theme day :D

JM said...

Both Giuseppes have great backgrounds but the clouds above (or behind!) Garibaldi are amazing and make such an incredible shot!

Marie-Noyale said...

I cannot decide if the clouds are real or a painting!
They give Garibaldi such an aura.
Great choice.

Clueless in Boston said...

Your first shot makes it look as if he is in heaven! Wonderful shots. Have a great weekend.

Rob and Mandy said...

Garibaldi, with this background... Just fantastic. Mazzini is not bad either!

VP said...

One of my favorite painting is “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich.
I had this in mind when patiently waiting for the right clouds around Garibaldi.

Gunn said...

Wow, the top photo is really SUPERB!
Mr. Garibaldi had style, and amazing work by the artist.

White Oleander said...

Happy theme days:) Your city is never out of awesome photos.

joo said...

Garibaldi against the clouds is fantastic!

Leif Hagen said...

Two great statues of two great men! Perfect picks for theme day today!

valeria said...

Garibaldi has a very special background, love it.

Babzy said...

the first shot against the clouds is beautiful ;)

lodolite said...

Garibaldi e le nuvole, bellisima accoppiata!
ciao simona