Saturday, January 1, 2011

Theme Day: Best of 2010

Giuseppe Garibaldi by Augusto Rivalta, LivornoFrom a past Theme Day, one of my favorite images of the last year: the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi by the sculptor Augusto Rivalta.Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David FriedrichI may like this photo because it somewhat reminds me of one of my favorite paintings, the “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich.

See also: Garibaldi


Happy New Year to Everyone!

28 comments:

Gunn said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

ρομπερτ said...

Towards new frontiers - what an uplifting, hope providing image.

Please have you all a wonderful New Year.

daily athens

EG Wow said...

Beautiful choices! Happy New Year and all the best in 2011!

Farmchick said...

Happy New Year to you VP! I have enjoyed your blog this year and look forward to much more in 2011!

Lynette said...

What a wonderful photos and post. Thanks. Please take a moment to check out the special New Year's Eve post at Portland Oregon Daily Photo.

Randy said...

Very nice choice indeed. I love the painting too.

Jilly said...

How incredible. Yes the photo and the painting are so similar. I love the grandeur of the photo, that sky frames Garibaldi so wonderfully. A superb shot. Great choice.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones xxx

Kate said...

Yes, I see the similarities, and I think that each man cuts quite a handsome figure. Bravo!

Rob and Mandy said...

Buon anno 2011!

brattcat said...

Beautiful shot for the theme(s).

Traveling Hawk said...

Where is that Garibaldi's sculpture?

Happy New Year! Happy Photo-shooting!

Kaori said...

I love the regal way he's standing there! Happy New Year, VP! Hope your new year is filled with love and more lovely walks ;-D

Birdman said...

Thanks for sharing these and your thoughts on them.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a great capture on clouds that make him seem so lofty. i like the painting comparison as well. Happy New Year's Day to you! Have a great day with family and friends.

Francisca said...

Bravo, that IS a fabulous capture of the statue, VP! HaPpY hApPy NeW yEaR,VP and Trillian!

Babzy said...

Its so difficult to choose one photo ... Happy 2011 :)

Jack said...

VP, that is a simply superb image. I love it.

VP said...

@ Traveling Hawk - The statue is in “Piazza Garibaldi”, I have just added a link to an earlier post.

T. Becque said...

Love it with the clouds behind him.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post for the Theme Day.
Are those clouds for real.
Thanks for the link too.

Happiness to you and yours in the coming year and forever. MB

JM said...

I remember Garibaldi's photo, it's awesome and I like the association to the fantastic painting. Great post.

MaCoBra said...

The best for 2011 too!

joo said...

It's superb! Happy New Year!

Fio said...

Queste foto piacciono anche a me :-)
Buon Anno!!!!

Steffe said...

With that background that photo is outstanding (pun intended).

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent choice VP!

Eleonora said...

I see the analogy... wonderful. Ottima scelta.
Auguri!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent. Friedrich was a genius...