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.


May 7, 2012


I think you can probably read  what it says on the driveway of this lakeside donut shop in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. But in case you're having trouble, it says:


The arrow points straight ahead. If you drove straight ahead your car would bowl over the warning cones and start filling with fish.

But as far as I know, no car has ended up in the drink.