Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Still unknown

The nice sunny afternoon slowly taken away from us. Oh nevermind, as least I caught this image. As I mentioned before, I still have no info. on the two guys (silhouette). Anyway, I think today they are cheering Boldog névnapot (Happy nameday) to our Zsolt !

Update Apr, 17 2007 . Istvan provided the following info.
I just confirmed it with a high school friend, the two figures are 'pick and shovel men' (kubikusok). I think it is a tribute to these hard working men whose meager income many families relied on in the great plane of Hungary where industrial jobs were non-existent.Among other major construction projects, they built the dike system along the rivers like the Tisza near by, and as my friend, Andras, points out some of them made it to Germany to work on the autobahn system in the early part of the 20th century. It supposedly depicts the class of these pick and shovel men as they just have been 'freed of their chains' at the dawn of communism.

31 comments:

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Great shot Kris. I love everything of it but those sun rays are stunning

Susan said...

Very nice. So hard to capture sunbeams.
Clods make the sky so interesting.

maiylah said...

lovely rays!

Jilly said...

Stunning sky and super art. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know what the art is, as you saw on Monte Carlo DP yesterday - thanks for comment.

Oh, are these real people? Hard to tell in silhouette but surely not?? Perhaps I had too much to drink yesterday....only kidding.

J x

~tanty~ said...

The sun rays are fantastic! Makes my imagination wandering :)

Kris said...

jilly,
they are 2 statues!

Dsole said...

WOOW!
cool photo! and those two statues guys really adds to the effect!

Ja.mes said...

Odd odd statues in a beautiful light....it looks very real but the pose is too dramatic.
great pic

Mandi said...

Gorgeous shot! They (the silhouettes) look like they're stretching in the warm rays of the sun.

Chris & Deb said...

An inspiring image!!

Olivier said...

merveilleux, les ombres avec ce ciel divin. Bravo


marvellous, shades with this divine sky. Cheer

エスタ said...

beautiful coloured clouds, and what perfectly crisp sillohettes (spelling!), just a shame we can't see a little more of what they are standing on, but absolutely love it!

magiceye said...

they are cheering your great shot!

Mimmu said...

This is like an apocalypse picture.
Great!

Zsolt said...

thank you Kris:)

Kris said...

you're welcome, zsolt!

yamagata,
one of the photos in the link i provide, you may see the support(stand) for the statues . Oh, the spelling to "silhouette" is correct i tripple checked ;)

mandi,
hey, i had the same feeling!

ja.mes,
what's with the dot in your name? ;)

Thank you all for stopping by!

Lessie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The sun. The silhouette.

freelancer said...

Nice sky ... that me recall something

dijah said...

A very awesome shot!Lens flare is always nice for me.I'm falling in love with this picture!

Bill said...

Very cool!

backpack_everyday said...

Hey Kris,

How r u??
I really liked the Wall below...
Awesome shot with the man and all.

Vathsan

Poulet S.A. said...

Wonderful capture, Kris !
Love those Ray Of Hope !

Kris said...

Poulet,
ray of hope, nice name :)

Vathsan,
am good! where have u been? no updates at all ;)

Dijah,
yes, i adore flares,too!

Freelancer,
what did you recall?

thank you all for your feedbacks!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photograph.

Meg in Nelson said...

Fabulous photo. Lovely.

Jazzy said...

oh i love it.
(although guy on the right looks hmm how shall i put it... suspicious ;)

エスタ said...

ah i see! thank you! and thanks for checking, i worry about my spelling, think i have been in japan too long,

Esther

Kris said...

Esther,
heheh..welcome! that is one of the word that i couldnt spell for the longest time. Anyway, I think now it is burnt in my mind ;)

Carraol said...

Great set of statues and beautifully taken!

Istvan said...

Really awesome photo of this communist era statue!
I just confirmed it with a high school friend, the two figures are 'pick and shovel men' (kubikusok). I think it is a tribute to these hard working men whose meager income many families relied on in the great plane of Hungary where industrial jobs were non-existent.
Among other major construction projects, they built the dike system along the rivers like the Tisza near by, and as my friend, Andras, points out some of them made it to Germany to work on the autobahn system in the early part of the 20th century.
It supposedly depicts the class of these pick and shovel men as they just have been 'freed of their chains' at the dawn of communism.
With this in mind, your photo with the rays and the clouds just makes the imagery even more perfect.

Kris said...

Istvan,
thanks for going through the trouble to provide me this very interesting info. It's simply amazing to know some of them actually made it to Germany.

As a info. for my reader, I have created a coloumn at sidebar to feature your comment. Hope you dont mind :)

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