Thursday, January 02, 2014

Photo of the Day #64: The Agony of Being a Stone Man


This post, which is for the 22th of December was incidentally taken on the same day (I seem to be catching up) in the Amalienborg Palace. I guess it is quite common in palaces to have Atlas figures apparently holding columns up, but I had never quite come across this sort of emotion on the statues.

Despite his remarkable physique, he seemed to under an enormous amount of stress, which is quite understandable as he was responsible for holding up a castle which had been destroyed (deliberately or not) quite a few times already.

I hope this angle goes to show that there are more than one way to photograph a statue and you can  make the photograph unique, even though the statue has probably been photographed a gazillion times.
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