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Tags:   Covid19 Hydro Lines Walk way path forward Park wires electric electricity Thomson Memorial ThomsonMemorialPark Gatineau Corridor GatineauHydroCorridor Scarborough TorontoExplore Cycling infrastructure clouds sky beautiful

N 2 B 11 C 1 E Sep 20, 2020 F Sep 20, 2020
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macro mondays: Dutch Angle...staple city slipping away

Tags:   abstract city dutch tilt macro macromondays staples Dutch Angle

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I said earlier we'd zoom in and out on the bridge and the figures Daniel Herbert carved on it. It is a wonderful work of art, first and foremost. But in that art is explosive political comment on the social injustices of the time. That is what most of our attention has been in the previous three photographs I've uploaded today.

But for now, lets enjoy the Ross Bridge in all its glory as reflected in the Macquarie River.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Ross Ross Bridge 1836 Reflections Golden light Sunset shot Art Landscape Water Bridge Stone carvings Macquarie River

N 5 B 22 C 1 E Sep 16, 2020 F Sep 20, 2020
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By the second half of the 16th century Calvinism had largely taken hold in Elizabethan England. We know this English form of Calvinism as Puritanism. And we know what the term "puritanical" means today. We all know the trouble Shakespeare and other playwrights of his era had in getting work past the censors. Spies and plotters seemed to be at work everywhere. The theatre was especially frowned upon, and could be shut down at any time. Entertainment was considered a frivolous activity.

Well these were largely the beliefs held by George Arthur over 200 years later. In this figure an Elizabethan gentleman in a hat and ruff collar is presented out of the blue in much the same way as the figure of John Calvin appears (also on this south side of the bridge). He also looks suspiciously like George Arthur. Arthur was renowned for wearing various kinds of formal dress and a range of hats during his tenure as Lt. Governor.

If you enlarge the shot you'll see that nose appears to be a botched replacement job. Perhaps someone got to it with a hammer. Or it might have been replaced after some later flood damage. But I think we can assume that Herbert intended to present this Puritanical side of Arthur with the figure. Again, it is neatly disguised by all those floral curves and symbolic patterns.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Ross Ross Bridge 1836 Daniel Herbert (1802-1868) Lt Gov. George Arthur (1784-1854) Elizabethan Gentleman complete with ruff Symbolism Art B/W Black and White Monochrome

N 6 B 22 C 0 E Sep 21, 2020 F Sep 20, 2020
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