CS #537 - Statuary

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I found a newer statue in Manchester, called the Gold Star Mom...
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Closeup shot...
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Nicely photographed, Paul. Do you know who the artist is? Reminds me of the work of Glenna Goodacre that I have admired several times at the Mattteucci Gallery in Santa Fe.
 
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Al - Your theme got me out of the house with the camera this morning, thereby making yours a most successful CS! Here are a few snaps of the statuary lining Main Street in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Bareback:
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Result! And some fine shots too :D
 
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There are several memorials in at Veterans' Park in Manchester for those who fought in various wars. One of the most prominent is the Civil War memorial. It is an obelisk with a plaque that has the inscription:

"IN HONOR OF
THE MEN OF MANCHESTER
WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICES
IN THE WAR WHICH
PRESERVED THE UNION OF THE STATES
AND
SECURED EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL UNDER
THE CONSTITUTION
THIS MONUMENT IS BUILT
BY
A GRATEFUL CITY."

Around the obelisk are statues for each of the services recognized...

Artillery Man
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Sailor
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Calveryman
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Infantry Soldier
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A fine set Paul :D
 
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Nicely photographed, Paul. Do you know who the artist is? Reminds me of the work of Glenna Goodacre that I have admired several times at the Mattteucci Gallery in Santa Fe.
Looks like it is one of six that Andrew Chernak did.
 
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The Hiker
This statue in Bronstein Park for the Spanish-American War

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FYI: The veterans of this and other wars had called themselves "hikers". The artist, Kitson, had made over 50 of these over many years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiker_(Kitson)
 
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The Hiker
This statue in Bronstein Park for the Spanish-American War

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FYI: The veterans of this and other wars had called themselves "hikers". The artist, Kitson, had made over 50 of these over many years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiker_(Kitson)
Nice one Paul :D
 
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The Hiker
This statue in Bronstein Park for the Spanish-American War

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FYI: The veterans of this and other wars had called themselves "hikers". The artist, Kitson, had made over 50 of these over many years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiker_(Kitson)
Wonder if this is another one of his?

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DSCN4881a by urbanflyer, on Flickr
 
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Paul and Urbanflyer.

Interesting shots, same period so the rifle looking the same does not prove much, but they sure look like they could have been made by the same hand.
Edit, many hours later:: How odd thought I posted this many hours ago, must have gotten interrupted and forgot it. :rolleyes:
 
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Paul and Urbanflyer.

Interesting shots, same period so the rifle looking the same does not prove much, but they sure look like they could have been made by the same hand.
Edit, many hours later:: How odd thought I posted this many hours ago, must have gotten interrupted and forgot it. :rolleyes:
I did some research and my Spanish American War statue is by Allen George Newman--but it sure looks similar to the other one. It also was replicated in many towns

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiker_(Newman)
 

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Durlesbach

Eh? What? Where? ...

Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...

This memorial was erected by Alfons Walz in 1991. He bought that train in Poland and ordered the figurines from the artist Rene Auer. To honor Mr. Walz, the conductor got the face of him.

(1) The station
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(2) The farmer and the goat
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(3) A concerned passenger
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(4) The farmer
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(5) The conductor
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All pictures were taken with the D700 and the infamous 14-24mm f2.8.

Have fun
Klaus
 

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