Thursday, April 9, 2009

Black Horses Playing

This is one of a pair of statues in front of the National Assembly of Serbia and is entitled Black Horses Playing, though I don't think I'd like to play with a horse this way. The National Assembly's construction was started in 1907, with the cornerstone being laid by King Petar I. The sculpture was placed in front of the building in 1939.

16 comments:

koala said...

"I don't think I'd like to play with a horse this way" - made me laugh

James said...

Lol, I wouldn't want to play like that either. Interesting sculpture and nice photo.

marley said...

Looks a bit violent to me!

erin said...

a moving sculpture...thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

A tad violent but reminds me of all the lovely statuary in Paris. I can hardly wait.
V

Jacob said...

What an interesting sculpture...it must be something of a joke, for anyone knows if you played with a horse that way, you'd only do it once!

Marianne said...

While wishing I could see more of the figure at the front, I noticed how nicely the horse's ear fits at the corner of the building, the flag flying in the space. I like the composition.
Yes, grand sculptures.

Hilda said...

I completely agree with you! I'm liable to break my back!

Thérèse said...

Pas l'air commode à dompter...

Obelix said...

If you want the whole scene, google "Igrali se konji vrani" and search pictures.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This monument looks like it would be fabulous to feature on the Monochrome Monday meme. So European..............

Tash said...

Wow - that is an amazing photograph of it, Bibi. Really shows the dynamics of the scene & I love the gorgeous assy building detail. A real WOW.

XAPT said...

Nice photo! I asked a friend of mine once about those horses and he told me that they are meant to remind people that "Once you get a horse in the government, it's very hard to get him out"

Jacob said...

@ XAPT - Your friend wasn't referring to the whole horse, was he? Wasn't he speaking of the south end of a horse headed north?

Marie Reed said...

Boy! He needs to pick a new animal to play with!

lv2scpbk said...

I like how you took this photo. Nice.