Monday, April 2, 2012

Back to the Capitol

We toured the interior of the Connecticut State Capitol in late January and early February, but I showed only the architecture, not the contents.  Starting today I will show you some of the contents.

The Capitol and the Legislative Office Building are connected by an underground tunnel with a variety of exhibits.  This statue honors disabled veterans.  Blurred behind them are photographs of Connecticut soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

21 comments:

Halcyon said...

These are quite realistic! I'm interested to see more. :)

PS: Sorry for your team's loss in the final four. It was a tight game, I heard. It's too ad I can't watch tonight's game either, but it's maybe better as I sometimes get nervous for the jayhawks. :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These look to be Vietnam-era soldiers. I had a pre-induction physical in 1972, but the Army rejected me. I recently returned from a visit to Cambodia, and the challenges of being thrown into combat in the dense, Southeast Asian jungles, in stifling heat and humidity, is virtually unimaginable. The sacrifices that veterans have made are too profound to be captured adequately by words, or by statues, although the statue in your post today is a noble effort.

Dianne said...

Fantastic Jack! Brilliant statue .. brilliant photography.

Luis Gomez said...

This is really interesting Jack!

Lowell said...

The casualties of war must be honored. The next time our leaders feel we must become a belligerent, I think they should be on the front lines! Either that or their children!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Halcyon, when I saw the side bar picture I thought they were real people. Really well sculpted right down to the enigmatic expression on their faces. Beautifully shown Jack.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful and very realistic sculptures!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

A superb and realistic sculpture it is! A heartbreaking reminder of the cost of war and how much we owe to these men. Thank you, Jack, for the reminder! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

Very lifelike, makes it even more poignant.

VP said...

It is always good to see a contemporary work of art that can be recognized without a long explanation by the author. Very realistic and interesting, an excellent tribute to these brave men.

cieldequimper said...

It is a beautiful reminder that war is war however hard we want it to be 'safe'.

RedPat said...

I thought that they were real at first too! Good one Jack!

Sharon said...

I'm touched by how the artist depicted such young faces of the soldiers. Of course, most soldiers are very young, aren't they?

Regina K said...

The clothing and expression on these sculptures create such a lifelike memorial. This sounds like an interesting upcoming series.

SRQ said...

Quite life-like....great detail. When I saw this, I immediately thought of the memorial on The Mall in D.C.

Michelle said...

A great shot with the background.

Randy said...

Very nice indeed.

Regina K said...

Thanks for your comment. We have 4 minutes left and 9 points down. It has been an amazing year, win or lose. After loosing so many of our guys last year, I along with most of the Jayhawk Nation never expected to get to the biggest stage in the game. I cannot complain. Like I say it has been a great year.

JM said...

What a fabulous background! Great shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

Quite life like!

Kate said...

These kinds of statues alway make me catch my breath and wish that violence would disappear forever. Makes me weep destroyed young lives.