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Unfortunately I don’t remember who made it or the year it was built. And as far as I know it has no connection with The Great Gatsby other than it is reminiscent of that era.
From the Bureau Of Reclamation website:
On top of the dam, two "Winged Figures of the Republic" dominate the Nevada approach, They are the work of sculptor Oskar J.W. Hansen, a Norwegian immigrant who was appointed a consulting sculptor by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes following a national competition.
Hansen said the 30-foot bronzed statues represented "that eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty."
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I took this picture at St. Elias Cemetery near the town of Hamat in Northern Lebanon. This area know as Theoprosopon from the Greek meaning “The Face Of God” is a cape that is home to some amazing ancient sites such as the monastery of Our Lady of Light (Saydet el Nourieh), a small chapel honoring Saint Simeon Stylites and the 17th century Mseilha Fort.
I’ve already posted another picture (Rock By The Sea) from this area and will post some more when I get to it.
I am not one who tries to find a meaning to every picture. But this broken tree is defying death as it continues to contribute to the landscape by turning one of its branches upright, and appearing as if it was still standing. What do you think?