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Friday, July 17, 2009

Statuary

A proper Italian Garden must have statuary and Hatley Castle's Italian Garden is no exception. There are several near life size statues amongst the flower beds and this one is particularly striking because of the white added around the eyes. On closer examination one can see that some teeth have been painted in as well, giving the appearance of a charming overbite. (I have a secret fondness for non-PC teeth, and no tolerance at all for the current obsession with ensuring that children's teeth have the mathematical precision of piano keys). I think this statue may be one of the three graces. There are at least two other similar statues in the garden.

5 comments:

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very nice picture. good contrast a great shot

Leif Hagen said...

Handsome portrait! Must be a wonderful garden!

ms toast burner said...

The added white bits, really do add a very compelling quality; like there really just might be a person beneath all that stone.

I'm with you in a fondness for teeth with character. Pah to blue-white chiclets!

Steffe said...

Could be Thalia. Reminds me of a recent walk I took in a Castle garden.

TheChieftess said...

Very nice pic! Good composition and contrast...love the depth of field...