24 February 2009

WW - figure


Another image from Pere Lachaise. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday

50 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

eerie.... not a cheerful picture for me.

And the gloom and doom of recession isn't helping everybody.....

Mojo said...

That's actually kinda creepy. But in a strangely beautiful way.

Sean Jeating said...

Impressive!
Is there a story behind this statue, Jams?

James Higham said...

Ach, I felt like that this morning.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. It is a statue on a tomb at Pere Lachaise in Paris Sean. Just as well I didn't see you James!!

Sue said...

Beautiful shot! I am a big fan of cemetery art, however thanks to Dr Who whenever I see statues such as these I think to myself "don't blink" :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wow, looks like a vintage photo.

Maddy said...

Very appropriate for a tomb, captures the gloom perfectly.
Best wishes

Kimmie said...

With his hands out and thumbs facing down it looks like he's holding back a torrent from the other side of the wall.

Claudia said...

A bit nightmarish...It looks to me like he just got out of the tomb. Probably was buried alive like Balzac's Colonel Chabert.

Carver said...

That's very interesting. I can't decide if it's greeting with open arms or protecting what's behind it and holding back.

Nevin said...

I am glad you took a black and white version of the picture... gives it a much deeper meaning....
nice one!

Life Ramblings said...

The image is spooky & bizarre and it sends chills down my spine. Happy WW!

Alvis said...

Very forbidding and haunting. I like the vibe.

Lori said...

Great shot. It looks very spooky..Happy WW:)

Napaboaniya said...

I'll like to think it's opening arms to welcome. But a matter of harsh environment elements caused it's current state.
Happy WW Jams! :)

Dora said...

Errr.....Spooky look....

Indrani said...

Creepy guy!
Trying to scare me, eh!
:)

Roger said...

That rocks man!

Renegade Eye said...

It is dark.

Corey~living and loving said...

This is great. I love it. so very dramatic.
happy WW!

prettyfirefly said...

I know it's supposed to be WW but what's the story behind this? I'm curious. It's very interesting and creepy too.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Very Striking - He knows how to elicit emotion. Makes you want to know more…
Happy WW

stan said...

some haunting ? I wonder how this looks like at night.

liza said...

strange and creepy. it looks as if the hands were chained.

Cafe au Lait said...

There must be an interesting story behind the image. What could it be?

Ms. Foodie said...

It's spooky but it's a good find. :D

Modern Mom said...

strange photo, gives me the creeps.

happy ww.

SandyCarlson said...

That is haunting yet inviting. I want to see her face!

lareine said...

that's spooky! i hope never to see a figure like this on my way home on a dark night :)...

Beth F said...

Wow! Very creepy. I don't think I'd want to be there at night.

Robin said...

Goodness, that dark face is awfully reaper-like.

*shudder*

Probably not the look the sculptor was going for.

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Now that I know it's a tomb, it makes sense why it's so gloomy!

Mar said...

Glad it's sunny outside right now...
:)

Eaton Bennett said...

That is seriously creepy... that makes me think of Lepers in Biblical times. Looks like the face is missing bits. Happy WW! :)

Tricia said...

So stark, and thought provoking.

Gattina said...

Have you also the one on Jim Morrison's grave ?

Maureen Hayes said...

I love statuary. It is always interesting to see what the artist decides to portray, and this is very powerful. I think the use of B&W heightens the sense of drama.

Mine's up at:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/02/wordless-wednesday-baby-its-cold.html

Happy WW!

Julia Smith said...

Ooo...I love it. Looks rather Jedi-like, too.

catsynth said...

So many interesting interpretations. It certainly isn't cheerful, but very interesting. Very gray. Full of symbolism, religious and otherwise. And I do see the Jedi thing as well ;)

The Lone Beader said...

I need to go ck to Paris soon. Apparently there is a 'bead district' there!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Powerful shot.

CherryPie said...

That is very life like!!!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Creepy!

TorAa said...

obscure, but eminet as WW entry

DNLee said...

Happy ww

maryt/theteach said...

A skeletal face, it seems... I've been posting my photos from cemeteries around NYC... did I tell you that already, jams?

jams o donnell said...

I'll be ocer to take a look Mary

Heart of Rachel said...

It looks quite scary but also captivating.