More mothers


Mothers seem to be a central theme in war memorials and the like. This statue is right in front of our state capitol building. It honors the mothers of the confederate soldiers. It seems like a bit of a controversial monument to me, but I guess that's the point - mothers were innocent, they only birthed the sons that they would later mourn.


The bright, blue sky sets the piece of nicely. To see more blue skies from around the world, click on the skywatch link.

14 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

thats an original monument. not sure ive seen one to moms before, but its deserving.

Cezar and Léia said...

Stunning theme!It's a beautiful memorial and homage!
Happy weekend,
Léia

Janis said...

Such a nice memorial and your right..the blue sky really sets the photo off!

B SQUARED said...

A mother's lament has been a theme in literature and art forever.

JM said...

It's beautiful! Great series.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very nice series and great perspective on this image

Dorothy said...

Beautiful Skywatch photo of the monument.

Jack said...

Your series on war memorials has been interesting. Thanks!

Olivier said...

un bel hommage et une bonne idee ce memorial

Rajesh said...

Beautiful scuptures.

cieldequimper said...

Ah... le rôle des femmes... qui ont fait tourner les plantations sans les hommes... qui ont fait tourner les usines sans les hommes... et qui comme tu le dis son mères de tous les fous... Cela dit, c'est un beau monument.

Jacob said...

I'm not getting into any discussion about mothers and the Confederacy...

But you've taken a fine photograph of a fine-looking monument.

Simon sez he's got a lot of malls around the country! ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

The Mothers take the honor and the blame.
Nice sculpture and picture. MB

VP said...

I'll skip the discussion about mothers to praise the monument.