One of the main squares in Brno is Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square). When you visit Brno, you really shouldn’t miss this triangular square, the shape of which was determined by the confluence of ancient trade routes and a stream (that happened to be the city sewer back then).
Every time I visit, there is one building that really catches my eye, because of its striking ornamentation…
The building is called the House of the Four Giants and hails from 1902; it was designed by Alois Prastorger and Germano Wanderley. This solid looking building’s facade show Four Giant figures who appear to be carrying the weight of the entire building. None of the four seem happy about this.
Welcome to the 170th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
What an amazing set of sculptures were featured in your posts! It was especially wonderful to see some of the rather unusual sculptures that you captured in your adventures. It would be interesting to map all of your photos across the globe, as you covered a wide variety of locations; also, I noticed that some of your paths intersected across time, which gives that small planet feeling!
Thank you for a tremendous set of posts, which were a joy to read and peruse. I hope you had fun with them as well!
Here’s another piece of sculpture…
One of the wonderful discoveries during our trip to Italy, was the archaeological park ‘Gli Scavi di Ostia Antica’, which is a must visit, as it gives a great sense of what the ancient port city of Rome was like. During our wanderings through these excavations, we came upon this piece of sculpture below ground; it was worth getting there and finding this example of the cult of Mithras…
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Maria kicks things off in Reykjavik, Iceland, as she captures the Sun Voyager in her blog Kamerapromenader! Her approach is wonderful in these images!
Sarah brings sculpture into perspective in her post in By Sarah; the photo looks amazing!
This week’s incredible post in Don’t Hold Your Breath has us visiting the library of Celsus with some stunning sculptures!
Brian features a couple of truly interesting sculptures in Bushboy’s World, both of which contrast one another nicely!
This week’s post for the theme in pensivity101 goes very literary with a Midsummer Night’s Dream…fantastic!
Na’ama takes us to a nice quiet break in Na’ama Yehuda, as we get wrapped up in a story during reading time…
Sometimes a statue can look down on the passing crowds with a bit of disdain, as we see in theOnlyD800intheHameau! Great shot and sculpture!
Indira brings us some amazing sculptures in her post in Sharing Thoughts; which is your favorite?
Ken brings us a more ephemeral type of sculpture in his blog Pictures without Film; it’s stunning and looks right at home!
In a wonderful post in the blog The Jesh Studio, we get to see a good variety of sculpture, some of which looks familiar…
With another fantastic image, Chateaux des Fleurs brings us an amazing sculpture that makes me want to stop by and meet them!
A very cool post in the59Club bids us all to come together with a great sculpture in Eschenbach and song to inspire us!
Jackie may have shared only a single piece of sculpture in her post in Junk Boat Travels, but it’s filled with wonderful figures that made my mind fill with joy!
Jase takes us to a significant memorial in Proscenium, as we visit the World Trade Center site.
David finds sculpture in interesting places in his post in David M’s Photoblog; his photos are simply stunning!
Teresa has us join her on a visit to Bilbao in her post in Travel with Tech, where we visit the Guggenheim Museum and can’t help but hang with Puppy!
Xenia takes us to a wonderful location in her blog, Tranature, as we encounter great sculpture in Knockan Crag Nature Reserve. Xenia and her whippets provides us a more detailed view of these great sculptures in WhippetWisdom; a really awesome post!
Debbie shares a fantastic image in her post Travel with Intent, which features the sculptures of Plensa; these sculptures are certainly intriguing! Another post in Travel with Intent has us visiting Moldova!
Robert’s photo in Photo Roberts Blog highlights an interesting piece of sculpture, which he captured perfectly!
Cee features some unusual sculptures in her post in Cee’s Photography; they have a very organic quality to them!
Welcome to week 170 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
I’m home and slowly catching up, after getting a flight cancelled on Saturday and thus not getting home until Sunday. There was a benefit, as it allowed me to visit the beautiful city of Prague on Saturday. I’m halfway through this last week’s Round Up and will finish it on Tuesday night.
For this week’s theme, I was inspired by the significant amount of wall decoration that I encountered both in Brno and Prague. The theme of Sculpture challenges you to share photography of Sculpture both large and small, as you enjoy it in your world. There should be plenty of opportunity to find some cool Sculpture!
Have fun and feel free to make some faces back at the sculpture!
Here’s a rather serious looking gent, as he holds up the wall…
This is one of the sculptures that can be found on buildings off one of the main squares in Brno. Their faces are expressive and sometimes even a bit intimidating!
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Don’t just stand there like a statue! Go out and capture some sculpture…