Saturday, May 14, 2011

Justice

This statue of Justice was mounted atop the cupola of Hartford's Old State House in 1827.  It has suffered a lot of damage from exposure to harsh New England winters. 

Today a fiberglass replica stands in her place.  The original Justice has a more comfortable location inside, on the second floor of the Old State House.

(Blogger has lost 30 - 40 of your comments from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.  Even though they no longer show up here, I did read most of them before they disappeared, and I appreciated them.  Thank you.) 

23 comments:

Cindy said...

Nice shots. The second one is amazing, is the replica the same size as the original?

Sharon said...

It's always good to live in a comfortable environment in your old age.

Kate said...

A majestic figure...if only Justice was truly served in many more cases, but the ole' girl soldiers on!! ( I hope our politicians are listening!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She (?) deserves to come in out of the cold!

JM said...

Justice... I guess the lady is not that blind... too often! But that's another story. :-) Love the effects of time on the statue and your composition too.

Birdman said...

It looks in relatively good shape for surviving NE weather.

zakton said...

Any chance of restoring it and putting it up on the cupola again?

Regina K said...

The original sculpture looks like it withstood many hard winters... Wonderfully aged.

Jacob said...

It is nice that Justice got inside and out of the weather! The fiberglass replica looks okay from a distance. Might that not blow away in a strong wind, though?

I guess we need more justice everywhere, though, so that might not be a bad thing. :-)

RedPat said...

Glad she has a warm dry spot now! Nice shot!

At least you got your pic back from Thurs - mine seems to have gone forever so I have reposted.

joo said...

Such a beautiful lady the Justice is! If only she could be find everywhere!
Have a nice weekend!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Justice suffering damage sounds like an appropriate metaphor to me but instead of climbing up on my soapbox I'll simply tell you that I'm glad the original statue has been rescued. :)

youth_in_asia said...

Great shots, Jack. What was the first statue made of? It almost looks like wood, but that can't be right? It was a smart move to take the original somewhere safe and place a fiberglass replica outside.

Sylvia K said...

I'm glad the original statue is comfortably retired -- I'm all for that for us old broads!! Terrific captures as always, Jack! I do enjoy learning more about your part of the world! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

On my two other blogs I thanked blogger for losing all the comments also.

Good thing the original was replaced. I really like the blindfold. Justice nowadays sometimes baffles me. And I'm a lawyer...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How nice that she can reside in comfort with a special place in the State House... We would do well to protect "Justice" at all costs!

I am so thankful for my Blogger friends and would be sad if that all disappeared!

Bises,
Genie

Clueless in Boston said...

Maybe it was more acid rain (remember that?) that is the culprit, and not so much New England weather.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

She's weathered but still standing.

Randy said...

That is one strong woman.

Cezar and Léia said...

This symbol of justice is so meaningful!
Glad to know that after some harsh years the statue found a "cozy home" now... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

SRQ said...

Beautiful -- love the scales and particularly the blindfold. I wonder what a statue of Justice would look like if created today.

VP said...

Another interesting statue, I am glad they found a more comfortable place for this beautiful sculpture. Sorry for the lost comments, it was a nightmare,,,

Cildemer said...

Very nice shot and great statue!
It seems strange that they chose to blindfold it!

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