Friday, September 30, 2005

Darkness



The photo Friday challenge this week is Darkness. This photo was taken outside Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, and is a tribute to the historian who chronicled the early Magyars. The statue is titled Anonymous, because the historian lived in the 12th or 13th century and his identity has never been determined.

We did not know the story before we approached, and in person this sculpture is very unnerving. It is an understatement to say that this faceless statue freaked me out. At the same time I could not look away. There are so many figures like this in history, people who contribute their work to the world but are forgotten. The sculptor captured this in such a spooky, evil dark force kind of way.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool interpretation. I like this.

carolyn said...

wow. great photo dude.

number4of5 said...

Thank you, to both of you.