Saturday, 26 January 2013

ATLAS STATUE, COLLINS ST

Atlas once perched proudly on top of the original Atlas Assurance Company building that was constructed in the late 1800s, on the same site where he now resides, on Collins St, just up from Queen St. During the 1950s a new Altas Building was constructed and the statue was moved the front of the new building at ground level to be admired by all who passed. During the 1970s the building was again demolished to make way for the latest structure that occupies 406 Collins Street. This once proud statue now sits high up in a corner, where he is ignored by most rushing past him...

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot Meme.



5 comments:

  1. I am surprised how elderly he looks, or is it just from my eyes which admittedly have become senior. However, you've already told us how old the statue is!

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  2. It's sad that so many wonderful pieces of sculpture/art get pushed aside in the name of progress??? Does make you wonder doesn't it??? Beautiful statue and terrific captures for the day, Nick! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Great mythological subject for that fountain, and fantastic composition with reflection on the side... Good inspiration indeed !

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  4. il est superbe,quels details vraiment superbe !

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