Monday, September 13, 2010

Sacrifice and Devotion

This Bronze statue in the Cloisters of the Washington Memorial Chapel was dedicated in 1914 to the grieving mothers of the nation. The chapel and statue are both in Valley Forge Historical Park.
It was just me and the statue when I was there and got the feeling that she wanted some privacy.

17 comments:

  1. I never knew that existed. So nice and what an outstanding photo. :)

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  2. oh that is very unique...

    regards,
    reanaclaire.com

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  3. Beautiful James! I really like the angle...

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  4. A pleasure to see! What a gorgeous image. Wonderful shot James!

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  5. Gorgeous capture, James! I love it! Such a beautiful statue! Very moving!

    Sylvia

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  6. Valley Forge is one of those evocative Civil War names that I would love to visit.

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  7. I really like the angle on this James. Nice shot!

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  8. It's so impressive.Your picture has a dramatic feeling, it's almost a movie moment, it's wonderful! :)
    Thanks for the link, it's very interesting and I also visited the link of the Washington Chapel, it's beautiful!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  9. I had the same reaction as Joanne when I saw the image. Shooting from behind like that was a great idea. Beautifully done.

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  10. How sad that after all those years there is still a need for this statue.

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  11. A beautiful statue indeed. Very touching.

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  12. That's cool, I feel like I'm intruding upon a private moment.

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  13. Black and white really intensifies the emotions, very moving picture of a beautiful statue.
    ☼ Sunny

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  14. for a second I couldn't locate the head

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  15. Wow... It really look alive... The bird marks on it give the sensation that the statue is really overwhelmed... That is a really great shot indeed.

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