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Clicked from the cruise.
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My Photoblog- My Third Eye...!
György Zala, 1900
Belgique - Statue du parc du château d'Enghien
Statue British museum London
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
I sometimes think I have an eagle following me...Hahaha!!!
Sequoyah, created the alphabet for the Cherokee tribe, the statue honors him in front on Northeast State University (NESU) in Tahlequah Oklahoma capital of the Cherokee tribe.
Statue near William Shakespears birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon.
Statue of a Buddhist monk in the Garden Center at Bloomfield's in Flat Rock, NC.
Alajos Stróbl & Frigyes Schulek, 1906
Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Hungarian: Szent István király; Latin: Sanctus Stephanus; Slovak: Štefan I. or Štefan Veľký; c. 975 – 15 August 1038 AD), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001 until his death in 1038. The year of his birth is uncertain, but many details of his life suggest that he was born in or after 975 in Esztergom. At his birth, he was given the pagan name Vajk. The date of his baptism is unknown. He was the only son of Grand Prince Géza and his wife, Sarolt, who was descended from the prominent family of the gyulas. Although both of his parents were baptized, Stephen was the first member of his family to become a devout Christian. He married Gisela of Bavaria, a scion of the imperial Ottonian dynasty.
After succeeding his father in 997, Stephen had to fight for the throne against his relative, Koppány, who was supported by large numbers of pagan warriors. He defeated Koppány mainly with the assistance of foreign knights, including Vecelin, Hont and Pázmány, but also with help from native lords. He was crowned on 25 December 1000 or 1 January 1001 with a crown sent by Pope Sylvester II. In a series of wars against semi-independent tribes and chieftains—including the Black Hungarians and his uncle, Gyula the Younger—he unified the Carpathian Basin. He protected the independence of his kingdom by forcing the invading troops of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, to withdraw from Hungary in 1030.
Stephen established at least one archbishopric, six bishoprics and three Benedictine monasteries; thus the Church in Hungary developed independently of the archbishops of the Holy Roman Empire. He encouraged the spread of Christianity with severe punishments for ignoring Christian customs. His system of local administration was based on counties organized around fortresses and administered by royal officials. Hungary, which enjoyed a lasting period of peace during his reign, became a preferred route for pilgrims and merchants traveling between Western Europe and the Holy Land or Constantinople.
He survived all of his children. He died on 15 August 1038 and was buried in his new basilica, built in Székesfehérvár and dedicated to the Holy Virgin. His death caused civil wars which lasted for decades. He was canonized by Pope Gregory VII, together with his son, Emeric, and Bishop Gerard of Csanád, in 1083. Stephen is a popular saint in Hungary and the neighboring territories. In Hungary, his feast day (celebrated on 20 August) is also a public holiday commemorating the foundation of the state.
This young man stands proud at the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok.
Statue at the base of the Independence Monument [The Angel of Independence], Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City - Mexico
Info: The base of the column is quadrangular with each vertex featuring a bronze sculpture symbolizing law, war, justice and peace. - Angel of Independence, wiki.
I don't know the author and would even hardly remember the place where this cute statue stands (it's near the church of Our Lady of the Sea). But the statue is very elegant and delightful.
Monument erected in memory of Alexander the Great
István Máté, 2011
Photo of the Statue of Liberty, taken on Ellis Island cruise in New York City.