Tuesday, November 5, 2013

He Used To Be Famous

Alexander von Humboldt, Tower Grove Park

Alexander von Humboldt in Tower Grove Park. This used to be a big name. There's a Humboldt Park in Chicago near where my son lives. The other two statues on the main axis of Tower Grove are Christopher Columbus and William Shakespeare, but who today has heard of this guy?

Late post. I fell asleep last night with the computer on my lap, this half done.           

7 comments:

Olivier said...

le traitement HDR est bien fait, assez leger et cela rend bien avec les couleurs de l'automne

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh Bob, you sound exhausted! This is a lovely composition of autumn colour here.

Memphis MOJO said...

Never heard of him, but love the colors in the background.

William Kendall said...

I have heard of him, though it's been awhile. An ideal setting for the statue!

Jack said...

Gee, Bob, now I'm sad. In 100 years, do you think people will say the same thing about the statues of me?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

There is also the Humboldt current off the coast of Chile and Peru, and Humboldt County in California named for Humboldt Bay at Eureka, Ca. The famous German naturalist has a lot going for him on the left coast.

cieldequimper said...

I have. I didn't know about Chile, Peru and California but you can't miss Humboldt university in Berlin...