The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Diana The Huntress

Diana Fountain. Mexico City

Diana de Versailles. Musée du Louvre
 (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and also of the moon in Roman mythology. In literature she was the equal of the Greek goddess Artemis, though in cult beliefs she was Italic, not Greek, in origin. Diana was worshiped in ancient Roman religion and is currently revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess and looked after virgins and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. [Wiki]

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Lowell said...

Very interesting. Looks like she's hunting a crane (or whatever it is)in those first shots!

Nicely done!

B SQUARED said...

She must have been very popular in her day.

Luis Gomez said...

Bellisimas tomas!

Ana Manotas Cascos said...

Impresionantes imagenes, me encanta la de blanco y negro.
Un abrazo

Bob Crowe said...

This is a very fine photograph and I do prefer the black-and-white version. Diana confronts a man-made monster. Which is more powerful?

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Beautiful composition. The sky backdrop and the modern building and crane intruding into her space. The b&w is very dramatic.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm inspired by all of those I meet in this virtual space. I look forward to following your journey.
Best, Elizabeth

joo said...

The sculptures are great, even if I'm totally against hunting.

Mi said...

Seus trabalhos são muito bons! Achei divertido a primeira foto, como se fosse um querendo acertar no outro.

Pat said...

Love the lighting in your photos. I wish there were more Dianas now to shoot some of the rampant construction here.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful pictures!
my favorite is the third, I like the colors and the place, the text is always interesting! :)

Japy said...

I love the first one. It´s amazing the hunter against the big crane. greetings.

Carla said...

HI Carraol, great to have found your blog. You take beautiful photos. This one is great I know where it is in the Louvre. Carla