My World Tuesday: Bare Big-footed Nike

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This ferocious beauty designed by Evelyn Batchelder Longman and erected in 1927 or 1937, Nike, the Greek Goddess of War, commemorates the "valor and patriotism of the Hartford men who served their country" in the Spanish-American War of 1898-99. Her big feet keep her from falling over. (We don't know how Barbie does it.)

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  1. Great pics. I imagine that if Barbie would ask Nike "How?" the reply would be a simple "Just do it!" ;)

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  2. ROFL!! That might be the question of the year!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Ha, I saw the title of your post and I thought it was going to be somebody naked except for running shoes.

    Instead, a nice sculpture and some big feet.

    Enjoyed it!!

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  4. Great shots, Sandy, as always and what a great sculpture! And those are BIG feet -- I'm sure they keep her grounded, well at least that's how I explain mine!! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Oh that Hilary.. cant top her

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  6. It's so wrong that my first thought was, "I want a bra like that".

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  7. I love statues and would sure like to make one before I die .
    Another dream.lol

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  8. Anonymous3:07 PM

    You know what they say about a woman with big feet...

    She'll need big shoes. Somehow, this statue has both wrapped up quite nicely.

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  9. I knew there was a reason for my big feet, now I know, although I still fall over sometimes. Powerful statues. I like them very much.

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  10. That breast plate looks dangerous. The eagle has the wind in its feathers.

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  11. You cut the awesomeness nicely with your humor. GREAT shots, Sandy.

    Aloha from Waikiki


    Comfort Spiral

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  12. And a might fierce eagle that she under those feet!

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  13. I was reading this post very seriously. When I got to Barbie I about fell out of my chair. Great.

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  14. I'm at a loss for words...except one, Help!

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  15. my gradfather fought in that war

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  16. Hey, bare feet and feathers!

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  17. Magnificent sculpture. The details are very nice.

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  18. Anonymous10:07 PM

    I just watched Clash of the Titans and too bad Nike wasn't featured.

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  19. LOL i'm glad i don't have a Barbie figure!

    that's a beautiful sculpture--i love the feather details of the wings.

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  20. Wow! Love the last capture!

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  21. Super sculpture, you've done an excellent job of capturing it.

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  22. what a statue, wonder where she buys her bras? lol!

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  23. Is this the only mormorial to this war It is said in our family that my gradfather was wounded by a tomato can I remember ny father burying in chitnuga NY

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  24. And she even has a Madonna bra!

    Thanks for your recommendation of Picasa. I've been experimenting with it the past few days and like it a lot.

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  25. Beautiful captures Sandy, amazing details on the statue

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  26. It is a cool looking statue, Carly. Gee, I couldn't do it, my feet hurt with shoes on.

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  27. Great shots and info. Now I know where the brand name Nike comes from.

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  28. Fabulous flowing statue and a fierce eagle... gorgeous!

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  29. beautiful shots Sandy and I love the Barbie reference- always wondered that myself- Happy Tuesday!

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  30. Majestic statue, and fantastic capture! The wings are amazingly powerful looking.

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  31. The statue is stunning. I t has wonderful detail.

    Hmmm. I don't know how Barbie does it either.

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  32. that's how to put humor to a symbol of freedom.

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  33. Awesome and superb Sandy.
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  34. Awesome pictures, Sandy. Great contrast of the sculpture against the deep blue sky!

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