Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winged Victory

Winged Victory by Mario Carlesi, Piazza della Vittoria, Livorno
This “Winged Victory”, by the sculptor Mario Carlesi, stands on the top of the monument to the soldiers fallen in World War I. The memorial was erected in 1925 in Piazza Magenta, which was then renamed Piazza della Vittoria (Victory Square). In background we can see the facade of the church of Santa Maria del Soccorso.

See also: Fallen - Piazza della Vittoria - Santa Maria del Soccorso

14 comments:

Revrunner said...

Cholera, war---this church has seen it all.

William Kendall said...

The statue stands out magnificently.

Randy said...

Wow, that is a wonderful shot.

Jack said...

It is a beautiful statue and a wonderful photograph. We should all agree to post winged victory statues on the same day.

Dina said...

I'm curious how you got high enough to get that angle of her.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

The angel is elegant. War is not. An interesting and jarring contrast.

Gunn said...

Beautiful.

Karl Demetz said...

Victory seems not to be very happy, beautifully composed photo, VP !

VP said...

Dina - Powerful zoom lens from far away, but still at street level.

Luis Gomez said...

This one is beautiful VP!

Lowell said...

Quite impressive against the church's facade. We have a photograph of the Winged Victory hanging in the Louvre. One of our favorites.

Birdman said...

Enjoying your photo and post today. A sentry for sure. Guarding time.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful monument, church and photograph!

Dina said...

Wow -- to your camera and skill.