1,000 words, image five

29 07 2011

(Fifth in a series of eventually 1,000 images).

Where am I?

You might think this picture was taken in the Netherlands, but it was taken on the island of Öland in southern Sweden. With more than 400 windmills throughout the island, along with ancient ruins and numerous recreational opportunities, the island is a popular holiday destination for Swedes of all ages.





1,000 words, image four

22 07 2011

(Fourth in a series of eventually 1,000 images).

Sometimes the unique features of an image are in the details. What do you notice about this picture of an otherwise mundane item?

Reykjavik, Iceland

This parking meter in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, was manufactured in Harrison, Arkansas, USA.

 





1,000 words, image three

28 06 2011

(Third in a series of eventually 1,000 images).

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Or that one picture can tell the entire story. Art is full of emotion. What emotions do you feel when viewing this sculpture? Or, what emotions do you see in the subject?

Andersonville, GA
This sculpture by Donna L. Dobberfuhl is titled, “The Price of Freedom.” It symbolizes the emotional toll of being a POW and is a powerful reminder of the bravery of men and women taken captive in the name of protecting America’s freedom. It depicts pain and suffering while also depicting strength and pride.

The POW museum details the prisoner of war experience through artifacts, memorabilia, and incredible stories told by men and women who suffered as prisoners of war. It is part of Andersonville National Historic Site, the location of one of the largest Confederate Civil War prisons, where more than 45,000 Union soldiers were interred over a 14-month period. The site also includes, Andersonville National Cemetery, final resting place of the 13,000 POW soldiers as well as military veterans and their dependents who request to be buried there.





1,000 words, image two

27 05 2011

(Second in a series of eventually 1,000 images).

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Or that one picture can tell the entire story. What does the picture below say to you?

Asheville, NC

This picture of a statue was taken in Asheville, North Carolina. The defect below the eye makes it appear as if the woman is crying. The curled hair on her shoulder could look like the fingers of a lover’s caress.

Asheville, in western North Carolina, is perhaps best known for the Biltmore Estate, a privately-owned country estate of the Vanderbilt family. Beyond the estate lies a bohemian city with renowned restaurants, vibrant shops, a lively music scene, and a spirit that’s surprisingly different from one’s assumptions of a “mountain” town.





1,000 words, image one

20 05 2011

(First in a series of eventually 1,000 images).

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Or that one picture can tell the entire story. What does the picture below say to you?

Bali, Indonesia

This was taken in Bali, on an early morning walk. The man had just left an offering at a shrine in his field. Perhaps he prayed for abundant crops? Or maybe he prayed for the health of a family member? Or, he may have been on his own morning walk or meditation and leaving an offering was simply part of his routine with no particular thought behind it.

Bali is one of the thousands of islands that make up Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Most Balinese practice Hinduism, a religion with origins in India. A peaceful island with gentle people, it is not uncommon in Bali to find shrines in homes, fields, and public places such as hotel grounds or village squares.








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