Saturday, December 26, 2009

Shadow Shots: Angels Among Us

Shadow of an Angel

This one is from the campus of Ball State University. The statue is called Beneficence, by Daniel Chester French, the same artist who sculpted the seated Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Her right hand is extended in welcome to new students, and in her left she holds the treasures of education.

It is said that if you stand before "Big Benny" and kiss your true love, her wings will flap - but only if everyone's eyes are closed.

Beneficence

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14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A truly beautiful capture and what a lovely statue! And I love the saying! Hope you had a terrific Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Sam said...

Oh that is just the best shot!! ...and so appropriate for this time of year! I love the story too - about the wings flapping and that it is the same sculptor who did that marvelous statue of Lincoln!!! WOW!

32˙North said...

What a phenomenal statue and such an enchanting story. Best wishes for the New Year!

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Wonderful shadow shot! Looks like it was a beautiful day, too.

Paula Scott said...

Angel shadow shots are amongst my favorites. This one is particularly exceptional!

Hey Harriet said...

This is fantastic! And I love the story that goes along with it. Oh how I'd love to see the wings flap!

Hope you have the most wonderful 2010. I can't believe another year is over already...gosh one has to be quick to keep up! I'm way at the back of the race. I'm hoping to gain some speed in the new year :)

David C. said...

Great capture and interesting history. The last time I went to the BSU campus was in the early nineties to take my kids to see Gin Blossoms play. After the first song, the lead singer said, "We're glad you liked that song, 'cause we got a whole s***load that sound just like it," and he wasn't kidding.

Golden West said...

What a beautiful statue!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Msd lots of your posts when I was away for awhile.

You really rocks with your shots. Love them all. Angels? Adore them. My table setting for NY is of course with angel theme. Watch out for the first SS of 2010.

Have a peaceful and bountiful NY to all...

xoxo

Serendipity said...

Beautiful shadow :)

Joops said...

quite interesting!

My Season's Shadows. May you have a prosperous new year!

Maria said...

I may have to try out the shadow shots. I love the angel theme of this one. Especially well suited for the shadow shot theme in my opinion! Maria

kanishk said...

it is the same sculptor who did that marvelous statue of Lincoln!!! WOW!

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Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A wonderful shot with a marvelous story.

Perfect... I was just wondering you have a nice sunny day overthere.

A wonderful day to dear bloggie friend.
xoxo