Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wordless Wednesday Five


Wordless Wednesday is up a little early this week due to the holidays.
Who is involved in this cast of characters?
Update: Thanks for all of the great participation with this week's image. You can view my explanation here. Come back and play next week.

28 comments:

Karen said...

Nice!

Anonymous said...

Let's see... that the frieze on the facade of the US Supreme Court building. I think the funny fact you want us to get at is that Mohammed is among the famous lawgivers shown there :-)

LGD

Missy said...

Great! I love the history it represents.

amy said...

Thats a pretty picture

on the Rock said...

Architecture is fun!

Angelo said...

Great shot, beautiful architecture.... is it lady libery?

eph2810 said...

Great architecture - I want to say Cleopatra and Caesar?

Happy Wednesday.

crickl's nest said...

There must be at least one ceasar up there...hmmm

truth said...

I should know this.

Hootin'Anni said...

That's in Washington D.C.


My W W is posted.

Deb said...

Caesar? Anyway, that was my first thought... :~)
Have a great Wednesday. My WW is up, too!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Can't figure it out.
Thanks for stopping by.

Gabrielle said...

I made those pictures here and have more here.

I love that First Christmas in Heaven poetry... Thanks for sharing. It's my Mom's 2nd Christmas in Heaven. She passed away on Dec 02 last year :)

teachergirl said...

Moses, Confucius, and Solon are some of the lawgivers on the Supreme Court. I thought that Hamurabi was on there, too. Hope your New Year is happy!!! Keep up the good work. :)

Rayne said...

Excellent picture.
So, don't keep us in suspense...who are those guys?

guppyman said...

Great pic... Liberty and some authority figures....

terri said...

I love architecture pics. Not sure who is in the frieze but I will check back to find out!

cami said...

Moses, Confucius, and Solon are the only named folks. The others represent different means of enforcing the law.

Great pic!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Keep guessing! I will post an explanation tonight and will link to the person who is the closest to what I plan to explain.

Antonette said...

Hi! Great pic I must say! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year!

local girl said...

Sorry, but I have no idea. I'm not too great with the history stuff. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by!

Kim Priestap said...

It's amazing the beautiful art that people can create.

My WW is up.

Beckie said...

Sorry, no guess here. I'll be back. Thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

oh! This is too easy for a teacher/tourguide in Washington, DC!

Here is the blurb from the website:

In the western pediment, sculptures by Robert Aitken represent Liberty seated in a throne and guarded by figures who represent Order and Authority. Although these sculptures are metaphorical figures, they were carved in the likeness of real people. Chief Justice Hughes, the sculptor Aitken, and Chief Justice Marshall as a young man sit on the right. Chief Justice Taft as a youth, Secretary of State Elihu Root, and the architect Cass Gilbert sit on the left.

A.M. Whittaker

Anonymous said...

By-the-way, Mohammad is in the actual courtroom as part of an overall frieze.

And you all did understand that this is from the Supreme Court of the United States! Right?

A.M. Whittaker

tiggerprr said...

That's really cool! I'm dying to make a trip to Washington DC and see all the important sites there!

Janet said...

Sorry! I'm clueless. Nice shot,though.

Eagles Wings said...

Thanks for visiting my WW!

Washington DC...cool photo!