Tuesday, May 24, 2011

13 comments:

This is Belgium said...

perfect to post 'wisdom'.. he does look more bored than wise though ;-)

Curlykale said...

At least He's 'wise ' enough to sit down. Bet he wishes lap- tops were invented.

-K- said...

That's a very big book. Must hold a lot of wisdom.

RuneE said...

He has a point - and you a very nice tonal curve.

Tash said...

Gees --- e-mail that to our lawmakers.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice picture and a great statement on what laws should be based upon. Too bad that's not always the case.

altadenahiker said...

I read middle to right: "Wisdom is a menace to the state," and figured this sentiment had lots of followers.

Banjo52 said...

What Ahiker said, almost word for word, I swear. Bt I also like the photo, especially the upward angle.

Kitty said...

ha, where is this taken, Ken? I've not seen this before.

Very neat, though the Justice guy looks like he's wearing ear muffs?

AGMPRISMA said...

Its Roma o Ny. jjjj. Funny shot he looks very bored.

Greetings.

Laurie said...

I'm fairly certain I'm not supposed to giggle when I look at this statue, but I can't help it. (I also read the text like Hiker!)

Johannah said...

Appellate Division of Supreme Court (NYS). At the 25th Street entrance there are two statues by Frederick Wellington Ruckstuhl: Wisdom and Force. For a detailed description and discussion of the Wisdom sculpture, see this 1899 article in the New York Times archives: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30917F9395913738DDDA90B94DF405B8985F0D3

Dimple said...

I wish our lawmakers would consider this.