It’s time again for the Round Robin Photo Challenge! The theme is Statues. Please visit the Round Robin Blog to see more entries.
Hello Fellow Robins! Looking forward to seeing your statues today.
I decided to go with this copy of Michelangelo’s David in it’s Goliath proportions!
I took these shots at the Forest Lawn in Glendale, California. That’s my daughter Katie standing next to David to give you some perspective.
Have you ever read the story of David and Goliath? This giant of a man and the Philistines were taunting the Israelites and challenged them to send someone out of the nation of Israel to fight Goliath and if they could kill him the Philistines would be their servants. If not the Israelites would have to serve them. Every one in the Israelite army was afraid to face this giant but David a shepherd boy was really upset that this giant would taunt David’s God and he decided to go up against Goliath.
1 Samuel 17: 4, 41-51 (New Living Translation)
Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall!
Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.
David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head.
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.
18 thoughts on “Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ Statues”
wow Ellen, this statue is huge!!!
I think shot 3 is my fav. I Love the tiny hand next to the gigantic foot!
thanks for sharing.
Now I realize that statue is huge!! ^_^ Happy weekend!
I love the toe pinch too! David seems more exposed somehow when he is out in the open.
He is huge! But the statue is beautifully done, the artist done a great job. Have a great day!
Great post…that is one big statue. Isn’t it cool to know that the real David was no giant yet God allowed him to prevail.
It’s so interesting that David’s statue is so large compared to his true size. Perhaps it represents the huge deed he performed! Thank you for the story and the photographs are tremendous!
ellen, I stood next to the real thing in Rome many years back in the Uffizi Palace. Your shots are superb! I love the toe-pinching by your daughter. Whimsical! 🙂
Love that story and sang that little song with the kids and the grands! ‘Only a boy named David, only a little sling’. My husband always used to say, “Most people would be fearful to use just one little rock and would wonder, how can I hit such a huge man and be effective? Someone with courage, however, would say, ‘How can I miss!!’ Oh, and the photos of the statue are just great! I always thought he looked so cold and should have a coat, lol!
Wow ! that’s a giant ! What a foot !
Wow, what huge statue! I’m going to fall into line and say that I love the toe shot for its perspective, too.
Hi Ellen 🙂
What a great choice for the challenge! A true classic! I love the different shots and angles, and especially the whimsical shot of the fingers on his big toe! Nicely done!
Some beautiful shots of David…Outstanding in the blue sky. What a remarkable story of faith during those trying times.
I too was impressed with David’s size. You have an eye that’s intriguing.
What neat shots of the statue of David! I didn’t know there was one in the U.S. I liked all of the pictures — very nice job of photography. Having your daughter in the picture definitely puts the statue’s size in perspective.
Wow! That is awesome! I would not have realized how big that statue was without your daughter in the images. All of the photos are great!
That’s one huge statue!
That is large indeed! I’m sure I saw a copy of David in Italy somewhere, but I think it was life size. Very cool!
A similar statue was placed upon the third story roof edge of a shopping center near Texas. The up right and totally up tight citizens went to court to have it removed as it “indecent”.
At that height, binoculars would have been needed to tell if the statue was a boy or a girl.
I think the same citizens went to the city council to request all books with the word “bottom” be removed from the public library. You just can’t be too careful with smut like that you know…
I meant to write “near Houston”, not “near Texas”…everything in the world is near Texas! (or at least that is how the Texans see it.)