Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Walt Whitman

The Walt Whitman Mall is a couple of miles up the road from where I used to work, and I would visit it for shopping, back in the day.  I haven't been there in almost a year.  They have been refurbishing the mall, and particularly the exterior, for perhaps the last five years.  I stopped by the mall today to look at something in the Apple store.  I was stunned when I came around the corner after parking my car, and found this beautiful bronze statue of Walt Whitman.  The home where Whitman was born, in 1819 is about half a mile down the road, thus the name of the mall.  It is a beautiful statue and it was wonderful to see that they have installed it at the mall.  The problem of photographing it, is that if I photograph him from the front, then there is the confusing background of windows on one of the buildings.  Thus, I chose to make this a silhouette.


Anonymous said...

This statue looks enormous compared to the autos. Love the lighting.

Anonymous said...

I love this picture of the statue. Seeing it in silhouette makes it much more compelling - and the sunset! Walt has a gold nugget at his feet. All he has to do is pick it up and put it in his pocket. Maybe it will inspire him in his writing!