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Chirk Gardens 4/5

On the way home from Porthmadog, North Wales last September we stopped off at the National Trust property at Chirk Castle and for three weeks I am featuring a series of shots I took there on three different themes, this being the final week.

 

There are quite a few statues around the gardens at Chirk and I was quite taken by this one, and not because she is partially clothed before you get the wrong idea :)

 

I took several shots and felt this collage showed the best of them.

 

You can now view the two sets of latest competition winning images from my camera club here

 



Chirk Gardens 4/5

On the way home from Porthmadog, North Wales last September we stopped off at the National Trust property at Chirk Castle and for three weeks I am featuring a series of shots I took there on three different themes, this being the final week.

 

There are quite a few statues around the gardens at Chirk and I was quite taken by this one, and not because she is partially clothed before you get the wrong idea :)

 

I took several shots and felt this collage showed the best of them.

 

You can now view the two sets of latest competition winning images from my camera club here

 



comments (17)

  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 10 Mar 2011, 04:04
She just as beautiful from all three directions....it is difficult to get a live one to stay still for that long...nice presentation Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Peter.
A lovely triptych Brian. Well done indeed!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 10 Mar 2011, 07:38
great threesome here
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2011, 07:49
Good collage show her in all her glory
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Mar 2011, 08:16
She certainly has a sad melancholy Brian, triptych works well.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Mike.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Mar 2011, 08:27
I wonder if she was a real person?
Brian Walbey: I guess we'll never know Chris.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Mar 2011, 08:56
The face looks like that of Jesus on mant images.
Brian Walbey: I can see where your coming from on that comment Chad.
She looks so sad!
Brian Walbey: Yes she does look a bit on the serious side.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Mar 2011, 13:31
I think her dress-sense is impeccable, Brian.
Brian Walbey: You and me both Ray!
This looks rather recent, I think I prefer more classical statues of this kind smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it certailnly doesn't appear to be classical in style John.
I wonder if the flower she's clasping has any significance, Brian. I agree with Chad re the resemblance to Jesus images. Very well presented.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2011, 14:36
a slightly sweetish and slightly ephebic (Chad's Jesus)looking nymph (Art Nouveau by an Italian - Anglo sculptor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Carlo_Lucchesi) eventually symbolizing the Flora -like John I prefer the classical statues - but your pictures are delightful showing a some different aspect of the face and the figure. I'm sure that a real girl acted as a model for him -and the noble owner may have enjoyed to view her/it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for that information Philine.
Never entered my head Brian grin

It is a fine statue and a nice presentation
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2011, 17:36
Its a fine sculpture. Normally these do little to interest me (like most art, really!) but this one has something going for it.
Brian Walbey: It did catch my eye Alan and not because of the obvious "bits".
What a beautiful statue. Well captured fom all different angles.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elsabe.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Mar 2011, 22:52
She looks very lifelike - any ideas who she is and who is the artist? The flower looks like it could be a lily - in Christian iconography the lily symbolises chastity and purity and is often associated with the Virgin Mary, though that doesn't seem very appropriate in this case!
Brian Walbey: Philine done her usual internet trawl and all the details about the statue are here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Carlo_Lucchesi Ingrid.
makes it much more interesting to have the different perspectives....

statues are hard to make look interesting..

kudos!
Brian Walbey: Yes although this has a couple of interesting points Rob!!

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