Tuesday, May 9, 2023

AND THESE ARE CALLED...?


 These statues, leaning against the facade of a building downtown, and whose heads seem to bear the weight of a ledge above, have no name that I could find. They're not caryatids, which are free-standing supports, nor statues in niches, nor are they statues in a tympanum.

In any case, in view of the horrendous May 3rd school shooting in Belgrade (the likes of which had NEVER been seen before), and another punk-criminal shooting in a nearby town the following day, these statues seem to be  bearing the country's grief. If you need to know more, especially about the former, see THIS LINK.

4 comments:

JudithK said...

I thought of you when I read that. It has become almost routine here in TX. I am without words.

Stefan Jansson said...

Lots of guns available, which is never good.

William Kendall said...

Rather poignant.

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Could these guys be named Atlas, though they're not carrying the earth?

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