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The weight of eternity 2

By mrswoolybill
As was pointed out on a previous upload, Classical Greek caryatids were all ladies. The Baroque period drafted in Atlas as a rather more convincing candidate for spending eternity supporting the weight of man's architectural folly. He doesn't seem to be enjoying it.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Specialist and abstract Seaton Delaval Hall

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bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
20 Jan 2020 7:48AM
very well titled and captured Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 8:01AM
Thanks for the UA, Ollie, you were quick off the mark!
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 8:25AM
He's longing for something different to look at.

cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2020 8:29AM
If these sculptures were modelled when the subjects were alive it must have been a pretty miserable time...😁
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
20 Jan 2020 8:36AM
With all that weight of responsibility, is it little wonder we don't live as long as women?Wink
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
20 Jan 2020 8:53AM
You'd have thought he'd be a bit more cheerful, after all he's only carrying a bit of architectural folly, not the whole world Smile
Excellent image Moira.

20 Jan 2020 9:30AM
And of course, tissues were not invented then so, the use of abrasive materials took their toll.

20 Jan 2020 9:33AM
'Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and ask yourself,"Why bother?" (With apologies to Shelley!)
Cracking shot Moira and memorably poignant.
(I think he's even beyond the restorative powers of a brew and a well dunked chocolate Hob Nob - poor old lad.) SmileSmileSmile
leo_nid 6 12
20 Jan 2020 9:41AM
"Does anyone have nasal drops?"
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
20 Jan 2020 10:32AM
Hi is holding up well even although his nose has gone. How does he smell? Not very well?
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
20 Jan 2020 12:15PM
Great work!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
20 Jan 2020 12:39PM
He doesn't look happy at all... 😧 A well captured shot of him though, Moira 👍
Trev 😀
20 Jan 2020 8:37PM
Been sticking his nose in where it wasn't wanted?
LoryC 6 2 Italy
20 Jan 2020 10:37PM
Beautiful close up version with great detail.

Lory Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2020 7:40AM
Thanks everyone, and thanks Graham for the UA!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2020 5:42PM
And thank you Somnath - a real surprise!

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