Looks like an interesting story behind this sculpture Joe. Another top capture!
It's amazing what we find when we look up - it's beautiful.I'm still trying to deciper the latin -truth love and ?
I think it is "friendship, truth and love". It puzzles me why the "and" ie the "ET" is at the end.
Lovely shot Joe, I haven't had my big zoom lens out for ages..must amend that!
Very interesting sculpture. Really beautiful Joe.
It's not ussual to see sculptures made of group of women. You got it!!!HugsValeryBarcelona Daily Photo
And may you continue to "zoom" for us! Great shot, Joe.Bises,Genie
I think I figured out why the "et" is at the end. On the top there are the Latin words "Friendship" and "Truth". On the bottom there is a sculpture o a lion, the latin word 'Love" & "and" followed by a sculpture of an anchor. My interpretation is that the bottom line must mean "courage (the lion), love and hope (the anchor)". So all together it is Friendship, Truth, Courage, Love and Hope.
Actually it all fits because there are five morals and five people so each of the human figures must represent one of the morals.
Everything is in order. The lady kneeling is "Friendship",the mother is "Truth", the baby is "Love", the tall women gazing directly ahead is "Courage" and the lady with the Cross is "Hope".
Very nice photo shot, thanks for sharing.Vico @ rental mobil
Your telephoto lens illuminated the story behind this sculpture beautifully.
There are also five emblems on the shield and five fingers on the hand each signifying Friendship, Truth, Courage, Love and Hope.