Monday, November 23, 2015

Persephone

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The statue of Persephone has long stood beside the home of Henry Shaw, founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden. She was a goddess with a complex role in Greek mythology, most importantly for the growth of grain and vegetables. (She doubled as queen of Hades.) The sculpture is lit for maximum drama at night.
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7 comments:

Nathalie H.D. said...

Night time photography is always a challenge and you do it beautifully. I really like the top photo.

s.c said...

How something could look much bigger then in reality. Very wel shot. I like it.

Sharon Anck said...

I like the way it's lit up and your photo of it is super.

Bibi said...

A bit spooky, too. I love how they've arranged this, with the lighting.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful sculpture, and well lit.

Mythology fascinated me growing up. Persephone and her mother Demeter always seemed to get less attention than some of the other Greek gods... probably because Hera was always trying to throttle Zeus for cheating on her, thus hogging all the attention.

Halcyon said...

Her shadow is impressive too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Queen of Hades AND veggies :) that's quite the contrast :) Super shot Bob.