Friday, October 24, 2008

Skywatch Friday--The Victor in the Tree

The statue "The Victor” commemorates the Serbian victory over the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I. With its pedestal, this bronze statue in Kalemegdan Park rises over 14 meters. The statue was created by the famous Ivan Meštrović over 75 years ago, and was originally intended to stand on one of the largest streets downtown. Because he was naked (The Victor, not Meštrović!), The Victor was deemed an affront to public morality and moved to the park where he overlooked the Sava and Danube toward the great plain beyond. Now this plain has become New Belgrade, and I thought he might feel shy, so I've hidden him in this treetop...

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15 comments:

MuseSwings said...

He don't got no clothes on!!! Thank you for hiding him in a tree, my delicate senses, you know.

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Beautiful picture! I love the colors.
Oh, and thanks for keeping your site PG! haha

Kris said...

Lovely composition. Part of me might have hope for something a little more sombre given the nature of Belgrade’s role in WWI, and the immensity of the outcomes of that war. It is a tricky art, that’s for sure.

Virginia said...

"The VIctor" , come on, if you've got it , flaunt it!

Louis la Vache said...

Clever use of the foliage, Bibi! How kind of you to save the poor soul from embarrassment!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great picture and story about it

Webradio said...

Great shot Bibi...

The statue is beautiful in the tree !

Riccardo said...

Beautiful photo!!!!

Kay said...

How very wonderful to see the skies over Serbia all the way from Hawaii. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo. Have a fun weekend.

soulbrush said...

well if adam did it, why shouldn't he? hee heee
hsf dear one.

Irina said...

I see there is autumn in your city, too... It's beautiful.

And thank you for stopping by :)

Petrea said...

Your framing makes this a work of art, Bibi.

Daryl said...

Nice composition ..

:-Daryl

Arija said...

I suppose he could have held the dog a little lower down? Good arrangement and the tones all flow together very well.

Neva said...

A great skywatch! love the head shot!!!