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.
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 :-)
Great! I love the history it represents.
Thats a pretty picture
Architecture is fun!
Great shot, beautiful architecture.... is it lady libery?
Great architecture - I want to say Cleopatra and Caesar?
There must be at least one ceasar up there...hmmm
I should know this.
That's in Washington D.C.
My W W is posted.
Caesar? Anyway, that was my first thought... :~)
Have a great Wednesday. My WW is up, too!
Can't figure it out.
Thanks for stopping by.
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 :)
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. :)
So, don't keep us in suspense...who are those guys?
Great pic... Liberty and some authority figures....
I love architecture pics. Not sure who is in the frieze but I will check back to find out!
Moses, Confucius, and Solon are the only named folks. The others represent different means of enforcing the law.
Keep guessing! I will post an explanation tonight and will link to the person who is the closest to what I plan to explain.
Hi! Great pic I must say! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year!
Sorry, but I have no idea. I'm not too great with the history stuff. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by!
It's amazing the beautiful art that people can create.
My WW is up.
Sorry, no guess here. I'll be back. Thanks for visiting.
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.
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?
That's really cool! I'm dying to make a trip to Washington DC and see all the important sites there!
Sorry! I'm clueless. Nice shot,though.
Thanks for visiting my WW!
Washington DC...cool photo!
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