Saturday, May 9, 2009

Photo Hunt - Memorial

Photo Hunters

The Photo Hunters Scavenger Hunt was started by tnchick, and anyone can play along.

For our 'memorial' photo this week, we want to show you this one, taken by our mombean a couple of weeks ago:

This sculpture was carved as a memorial to the courage of the fishermen living in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. It took William deGarthe, the artist and sculptor who lived in the cove, ten years to complete. This memorial covers a 30-meter granite outcrop. Depicted are St. Michael, guardian angle of fishermen; several fishermen, their wives and children. The information is quoted from this site:
Destination Nova Scotia.





Mindy: That is a lot of work but the results are worth it. Mom says he even carved his pet seagull "Joe", into the sculpture, how nice.





Moe: I am glad I did not have to pose like "Joe the seagull", did. Ten years is a long time to complete the sculpture.





Bono:
Here I am posing with my foster brofur "Mike". Mom says he is very loud and talks back at her. He's a good snooze buddy though.

9 comments:

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Grat post for In Memory.

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent post for this week!!!

My "In Memory" is posted. Have a great weekend.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Gee!! That is a cool sculpture for Memory!! We agree with you Moe, we would not want to pose either. After all, 10 years is a long time !! I hope Joe got some treats ;) heeheehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

NitWit1 said...

Great memorial for IN MEMORY and a little history, too!

My post:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

The Island Cats said...

That's quite a memorial!

And it's great you and Mike are getting along well!

BooBoo said...

Mike is doing a great job of blending with the furniture. I like doing that on our black chairs.

Parker said...

That's a very nice sculpture!
And Mike looks like a great guy!

Daisy said...

That's a really intricate and cool sculpture. I guess he carved it from the rock, right where it stands? He got to spend a lot of nice outdoor time then!

Cliff and Olivia said...

What an interesting sculpture! We love the pictures of you. Mike looks like a great snooze buddy.