Sunday, December 16, 2007

Standing Guard In The Cold

We finally got some snow. At the top of Art Hill, two sentinels keep watch over the sledders below. It wasn't such a great day for sledding. The snow wasn't deep enough to cover the top of all the grass and it turned to drizzle by mid-day.

These two do appear like guards on the hilltop. The thought made me notice something about the statue of St. Louie. He's looking to the left. That's a theme in some Euro-American sculpture, Michaelangelo's David being the best known example. A statue of a heroic figure looks for danger to the left because the right is protected by God. The saint-king's sword in the form of a cross, held in his right hand, takes the idea further. The snowman, not knowing any better, stares straight ahead, searching the horizon for hot chocolate.

TOMORROW: Now That's A Lot Better

10 comments:

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Snow, drizzle. Hmm. But the snowman is fun! :)

Thanks for stopping by Fort Lauderdale, too. No snow here, I am happy to report!

Deslilas said...

Funny perspective.

Chris said...

What a hoot!

Not wild about snow, myself. But, as long as I don't have to be out in it, let it snow!

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the photos; totally different but equally spectacular.

slinger said...

Awesome perspective and your photo made me smile. Well done.

Steve
Twin Cities Daily Photo

Karlis Beinerts said...

The railway bridge was installed with lights few weeks ago and I suppose it is permanently. During winter it is dark from five p.m. till nine a.m.
P.S. What a fascinating portrait of St. Nicolas and the girl!!!

Olivier said...

superbe ce garde ;o))

This superb guard ;o))

WendyB said...

What a funny post. Silly snowman! But I guess he doesn't have much in the way of brainpower. Thanks for the factoid on the statues.

Lothiane said...

Oh, I love the photo of the snowman! :D

Andrée said...

One of the best snowmen I've seen: love his nose so much!! Your commentary is just wonderful, too. I never knew anything about the right/left thing. Is that why the left has ill-fame? Must be.