May 9, 2012

Battlefield Angel

                  A majestic angel tops the State of Pennsylvania monument on the battlefield at Gettysburg.
                   I took the shots of the angel, carrying an olive branch in one hand and a sword in the other, from the observation platform, reached by a winding, claustrophobic staircase.
                   She was sculpted by Samuel Murray of Philadelphia, along with the monument's eight additional sculptures of Lincoln and significant Union generals in the battle, all on a heroic scale.
                    The photo of the monument itself was taken by Andrew Neil Dierks in 2005.


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