Friday, February 27, 2015

The Knotted Gun

Octopus, Institut océanographique, Maison des océans, rue Saint-Jacques, Paris
Please forgive me if I drop Livorno for a day: here we are in Paris and this is an amazing octopus above the entrance of the Institut océanographique (or Maison des océans), in rue Saint-Jacques. Until yesterday this photo was my most successful page online, visited several thousands of times.
Non Violence, The Knotted Gun by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, United Nations, New York
It has just been surpassed by this photo of the sculpture “Non-Violence” by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, also known as “The Knotted Gun”, which is in New York City on the grounds of the United Nations Headquarters.

See also: Octopus - The Knotted Gun (Daily Photo Stream)
External links: Non-Violence - Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd - United Nations Headquarters (Wikipedia)
 - 25 of the Most Creative Sculptures and Statues from Around the World (Bored Panda)
 - This French doorway is obviously the beginning of the Cthulhian architecture movement (io9)

14 comments:

Lois said...

I like this! Next time I'm in NY I will try to go see it, although I'm surprised the National Rifle Association (NRA) hasn't staged a protest against it.

Michelle said...

The octopus is beautiful, but I love the knotted gun. A true statement.

William Kendall said...

Quite a pair of sculptures. I occasionally look at my blog stats and wonder what it is about a certain post that earns so many views.

Randy said...

Both are nice. I would like to do that to all guns.

Dina said...

Even the seashells are nice.

Thousands of pageviews?? Wow!

Karl Demetz said...

Both are beautiful, but my preferred is the octopus.

Luis Gomez said...

These are both great VP! Have a fun weekend.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is one of the most symbolic sculptures I've seen VP..

RedPat said...

I like that knotted gun!

cieldequimper said...

The gun is terrific, the symbolism is very powerful.

EG CameraGirl said...

Both photos are wonderful and I'm not at all surprised that they have received so many visits!

Gunn said...

The octopus art is fantastic!

Sven Wifstrand said...

These two are really tied together then!

Jack said...

Two really superb images, VP.