Sunday, January 27, 2013

Column Head

I love to look at the cherubs, pretty ladies, animals and gargoyles that embellish so many older buildings. But columns like this are not so plentiful. Perhaps he is kin of Gimli the dwarf. There is an air of Middle Earth about him, aided by the paint job and the moss.  His colorful visage is startling but historians tell us that the ancient Greeks painted their statues in similarly realistic tones. No tasteful white marble for them. Imagine how our cities would look if the stone ladies wore blue gowns, the carved ivy was green and the cherubs had blond hair. What a magnificently colorful world it would be.