Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Moon Goddess Attends the Olympics


I love how the Olympic Rings were suspended from Tower Bridge in London. It will be an iconic image for years to come, I'm sure.

At the beginning of August when the moon was full, some clever photojournalist got this fabulous shot of a new ring --


I like to think that it is an Olympic salute from the Greek Goddess of the Moon, Artemis, Herself one of the original Olympian deities. Plus a notable athlete and archer as well.


34 comments:

DEZMOND said...

that's a lovely sculpture!

Anne said...

That is a lovely shot of the moon suspended there just so. I think things went well this year. We won a gold medal, so the gods must have been involved.

turquoisemoon said...

That is the coolest pic!!! I hadn't seen that before...

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that might just be the coolest thing i have ever seen!

Sarah Flight said...

Oh wow, that is such a lovely picture!

Barfly said...

I wonder if there have been other "moons" hanging it over the bridge when people take pictures.

quietmind279 said...

wow the full moon with the rings is sure amazing.....thanks for sharing :)

Jeanne said...

WoW! What an incredible photo! Priceless! And the Olympic rings suspended there is truly an iconic shot!

Snap said...

Wow! I really like the extra ring! :D

sonia said...

Geez Louise, that pic is so cool!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a fantastic photo. The photographer that snapped it must be thrilled.

mxtodis123 said...

Fantastic.

CraveCute said...

The moon photo is amazing!

Robin Larkspur said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo of our Lady Moon. She is a sight to behold!
Also, love the sculpture.

Shalet Jimmy said...

The sculpture and the photo are beautiful......

Wendy S. said...

I love that Artemis watched over her daughters through the Olympics. That shot of the moon is magickal~

Sulky Kitten said...

That's a clever photo catch. Beautiful.

LaelShine said...

Oh! That sculpture..stunning!

Elsie said...

I haven't seen that picture either. I really love it and I'm glad you shared it. I love where they put the Olympic Rings - the perfect spot for all the world to admire!

-E- said...

Is that a Roman sculpture? Looks sort of Eastern.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this! Beautiful picture of our Lady Moon ;o) Gorgeous sculpture!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hello -E- and everyone else who likes this sculpture:

She was created by the American sculptor Paul Manship in 1924. Her official name is "Diana and a Hound." I think she has a real Art Deco feel. Paul Manship also created the famous sculpture of "Prometheus" at the Rockefeller Center in NYC (1933).

Victoria said...

Wow..Gorgeous !! powerful tribute..and that last image is stunning! very empowering! I have always felt an affinity with her!
Beautiful Deb!
hugs
Victoria
PS: thanks for your super kind words and the wonderful link, no I have never submitted anything anywhere ..thanks for your encouragement and thoughtfulness!hugs

Rue said...

I really like that olympic rings pic, but I like the Artemis statue better - wow!

Also - belated congrats to HRH for her medal win! I never doubted her skill in...something or another.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

That shot of the moon under the rings was amazing!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Beautiful and creative shot of the moon with the Olympic rings.

Green Monkey said...

wow... that moon shot! chills~

Riot Kitty said...

Awesome picture!

Jim said...

Look at the form on Artemis!! I LOVE that 'bronze', Debra. Is that in your hallway?......
My grandfather's first name was Artemis....now it ALL starting to make sense to me!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

when they showed that on tv I was blown away..sooo beautiful.

sophie...^5 said...

spectacular and look who is in front of her...I think it's a labradoodle, I really do!

Willym said...

You mentioned about Pranzo de Ferragosto on Laurent's positing. I didn't have an e-mail address for you but here's a bit more about this lovely movie:

http://willyorwonthe.blogspot.ca/2010/10/saturday-night-pranzo.html

laughingwolf said...

clever photoshopped image :)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Probably one of my favourite shots of the Olympics