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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Chartists Waving Balloons


The Chartist Statue by Stephen Broadbent, unveiled outside Hyde Town Hall on 28th November 2002, commemorates and celebrates the achievements of the Chartists.

For more information about this follow the links on my earlier post for 19th October 2009.

At the end of March someone had tied a bunch of balloons around the hand of one of the figures.

You can see the full photograph from which this was cropped on Geograph.

The CDPB theme for today is Statues. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

19 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

How delightful!

Hilda said...

They sure look like they belong there! :)

ρομπερτ said...

What a beautiful and uplifting promise.

Marie-Noyale said...

A patriotic touch!
Let's hope they don't fly away.

CafebyJW said...

Don't take the ballon away! They look cute together.


You Got A Posty ~ PFF
Theme Day ~ Statue

Dave said...

Great combination of colours.

RuneE said...

I followed your link about the chartist movement - very interesting. I see that they had a very modern view on what democracy should be. A pity that the view has not been fulfilled.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting composition!
God bless you!
Cezar

Yvi said...

Great theme day photo!

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful statue in front of a historic, brick building - made a great theme day photo!

julia said...

A nice idea. Your blog layout is looking very good, hadnt seen it - I have been slack

B SQUARED said...

It certainly adds a dash of color.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like this image. very good for theme day. creative and colorful

Clueless in Boston said...

The balloons add a nice touch of color. Happy Theme Day.

Gunn said...

It is nice ART, and I like the colorful balloons too!:-)

slim said...

Nice choice for theme day. I like the movement that this sculpture evokes.

bill said...

Very nice and the balloons add a nice touch of color,

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee!

Good one for the meme, Gerald!

lewi14 said...

I know that I’m late. It was a busy weekend. But let me say that I like your shot and your realization of the theme very much. And I want to agree with CafebyJW - don't take the balloons away!!

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