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Washington State Capital - Winged Victory Monument

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 August 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Among the many beautiful and touching monuments and statues around the Washington State Capital in Olympia is this Monument: "Winged Victory".

This statue, erected on 30 May 1938, is dedicated to World War 1 Veterans. It includes bronze sculpture with a 12 foot-tall Winged figure and other figures of a soldier, sailor, Marine, and Red Cross Nurse.

This wonderful monument immediately caught my eye before we even got out of the car....Amazing and gripping...I hope you like this.

NIKON D800 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed, a fine tribute to those not to be forgotten.

21 Aug 2018 6:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank youso much, Ronnie!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

One of the more powerful and artistically poignant memorials I have seen. I hope you have been well, good sir, and I will catch up here over the next few weeks.

21 Aug 2018 2:34pm

@Rick: Thank you Sir. So wonderful to hear from you! I am trying to get back into the "swing of things" after all the family trips and visits! Cheers;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's a beautiful monument that I've enjoyed for many years. Beautifully captured, Denny.

21 Aug 2018 6:02pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you so much, Steve! Your series on the Capital in Olympia really caught my attention...and when our son,David, and his wife and daughters arrived from Vallejo, David said - "I want to go to Olympia and visit the capital" (David is a smart guy ;-) !!......Incidentally, I had to do a lot of processing on the images from that day (at least the outdoor ones) because it was Wednesday of last week and there was nothing in the sky but a BRIGHT GLARE!!!...eegads.... Thank Goodness for software editing tools ;-) Thank you so much for your encouraging posts...they were awesome!!

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb, nothing more beautiful than a winged victory statue, my fave !

21 Aug 2018 7:06pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you so much, Phil! It's always a thrill and an honour to hear from you ;-) Cheers

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


21 Aug 2018 7:06pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you so very much, my friend. Your work is so enlightening and inspiring!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this beautiful statue!!

22 Aug 2018 12:25am

@Steven: Thank you, Steven ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image Denny! Such a beautiful sculpture.

22 Aug 2018 12:55am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks so much, Elaine! Cheers ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Interesting monument and beautifully photographed. I love the illumination coming from the warm light.

22 Aug 2018 2:42am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you very much, Maciek! I LOVE your image today....

1/200 second
ISO 200
70 mm (35mm equiv.)