Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Statues, Carvings and Sculptures

Cee’s challenge this week features statues and sculptures. If you like museums like we do, you see a lot of artwork. Statues are littered all over big cities. There are tributes, public art, modern and classical statues, as well as all matter of hand made art. Not all of the modern art and sculpture makes sense to me but everyone has different taste. Sometimes a piece will strike you and stay with you, like Michaelangelo’s Pieta did for me many years ago.

Here are photos of a few I’ve seen over the years that pleased my eye.

Seen in Manhattan

Detail on the Trevi Fountain, Rome

Napoleon, reflecting the painting behind. Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal

Sculpture by Rodin Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal

This next sculpture was taken at the gardens at the Trentham Estate near Stoke in England. This represents the shape of a 50 pence coin and was a gift from the Bank of England in thanks for the estate housing the London Clearing banks during World War II.

50p sculpture Trentham Estate, England

And finally a local statue outside the Halifax Central Library. Good old Winston Churchill strides across the lawns with a fierce expression on his face (did he ever have any other kind?)

Winston Churchill Halifax, Nova Scotia