Friday, 19 September 2008

A mythological guard...

... in one of the "Italian gardens" along the lake.

14 comments:

evlahos said...

this is a great capture

Hendrawan said...

I hope that is a italian Guardian :)

Laurie said...

This is one of my favorites of yours. I love it.

Julie said...

Could that be Chinese Star Jasmine? But you are into early autumn. If so, the perfume must be overwhelming.

I like this in B&W - gives the statue a sliver of the limelight.

Such a sensual image: the hard and the soft; the man and the woman.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Evlahos!!

Thank you too, Hendrawan, he is Italian!!

Thank you for your comments, Laurie!!

You are right, Julie!!
This photo, which I forgot to post earlier, was taken in Spring. The small flowers have indeed a very sweet perfume. Our gardens in this area are full of these "climbers". Now they are only green, and will soon loose their leaves. The garden guardian will soon be totally visible.

BLEEDING ORANGE said...

Nice shot. Looks like he is fighting against the hedge to create his path!

angela said...

He shows up beautifully in B&W; I love the perfume of the star jasmine..

Virginia said...

Very nice one today. The BW was a good choice I agree. Maybe we'll get another look when the leaves drop? By the way, stop by my blog today. I give a little taste of Italy!

Tanya said...

It looks as if he's busting out of a wall of jasmine! Ohhh, I love jasmine! And I love this photo as well!

Olivier said...

bien vu, on dirait qu'il va sortir de la foret.

seen, it looks like he will leave the forest.

Kris said...

It does look like he is hiding.

babooshka said...

It is such a beautiful image of strength and fragility.

b.c. said...

that's beautiful, i really like it

Blognote said...

Thank you, Bleeding Orange and Angela, for your comments!!

Thank you Virginia!! I visited your blog and saw part of the courtyard with Italian atmosphere.
It must be beautiful!!

Thanks for visiting, Tanya!!

Merçi, Olivier!!

Thanks for visiting, Kris!!

Thank you for your comments, Babooshka!!

Thank you too, B.C.!!