Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ghost # 1

     I've found a few new blogs to follow lately. Some of these blogs have been showing some very fine statues in their cities. I like art, I like sculpture that decorates the  city landscape.


    Now I envied these people with the great sculpture in their cities. I thought my small city didn't have much.   I knew we had a series of statues called a ghost project. I have seen all of them but never taken a good look at them. I decided to photograph the ten ghost statues. This series was made to represent various figures which have been important in the history of our city.

    People in the community get an idea for a sculpture and they fund raise and get the piece produced. The city then finds a good place to locate the statue and also looks after it.

    Then I got the idea that they would make blog posts. So here I go. I will be including a ghost statue every once in a while. When I researched the ghosts I found much more art. Some of it I had forgotten about and some I had no idea that we had it. 

    The first statue that was produced was of the man who started our city. So Leonard Gaetz sits at the corner of Gaetz Avenue and Ross Street which is the center of the city.


Pitching a new idea to promote the city.


Thoughtful


Think about it

36 comments:

  1. 'ghost statue' - what a cool project! i like it for the city and for the blog subjects, too. :)

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    1. It's a good city project. I found that when I went to photograph them that I hadn't taken a good look at them before.

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  2. I sat beside him one sunny afternoon .,.
    LOL I clumsily bumped him and said excuse me!!

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    1. He's pretty realistic. I wanted a picture with him but I was alone when i took the pictures.

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  3. Excellent idea for a post! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thank you. You would appreciate these.

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  4. This is great. I love the ghost statue project for a city. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. These have been well done except that I find i haven't really appreciated them.

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  5. These are well worth posting. I always like to see a statue and this is an unusual one.

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    1. I had never noticed before that on this guy you get various expressions depending on the angle.

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  6. It is a nice sculpture, you can sit next to him indeed, that is funny.

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    1. It works really well as he is talking to people about his town.

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  7. Great idea, Red! I love statues like this.

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    1. I certainly like statues and don't take enough time to appreciate them.

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  8. That is what sculpture should do : engage the passer-by, make them ask questions, make them seek answers.

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    1. Yes, this guy does catch your attention. Funny how when you look at different angles you see different expressions.

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  9. What a really neat idea. Our nearby (30 miles away) metropolis is famous for its Canada Geese. So they have colored statues of geese all over the downtown area. I like your "ghosts" better...:)

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    1. I saw something like this in Winnipeg although it was polar bears.

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  10. I think this is a great idea. Love the statue.

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    1. Yes, I think all these were well done. they put some decent money into them.

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  11. A neat idea indeed! Can't wait to see more.

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    1. I'm glad you like sculpture.

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  12. Fun casting, you could of hammed it up and sat down also.

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  13. I would like to do that but the other day I was on my own. You quite often see people sitting beside this guy. Many times in the winter he gets a scarf.

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  14. Excellent idea...I'm looking forward to more!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    1. I was surprised when I took a close look at these sculptures.

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  15. Sush a great statue! I would like to go sit next to him on the bench : )

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    1. Many people do sit beside him and get pictures taken. I would have a had a picture taken the other day but I was on my own.

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  16. All places have some sort of statues; but not all cities have the lifelike ones in normal positions which are my favorites.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. There are more that are set in a normal setting.

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  17. What a great topic! I love seeing this kind of art, too! Can't wait for more!

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  18. There is one in Gravenhurst honouring Norman Bethune and another in Almonte for James Naismith, who created basketball!

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    1. I've seen pictures of these and like them.

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  19. Interesting I am looking forward to seeing them all! I would love to see more of your town:)

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  20. I will be rolling these out from time to time.

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