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Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The statue depicts the Olympic salute, which was used during the Roman Empire. Since World War II, the outstretched arm has been associated with the Hitler salute, but this monument was created in 1928 and has no relationship with Hitler at all.

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Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The statue depicts the Olympic salute, which was used during the Roman Empire. Since World War II, the outstretched arm has been associated with the Hitler salute, but this monument was created in 1928 and has no relationship with Hitler at all.

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Saint Denis, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Bad Staffelstein

In 250 A.D. St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, was beheaded on a hill together with two friends called Rusticus and Eleutherius. ("I rather give up my head than my Christian belief.") According to the legend he is said to have walked to his tomb carrying his head in his hands. He is the patron […]

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens

"Under King Henry‘s windows There are most fair and pleasant gardens With royal knots and herbs And many marvellous beasts Such as lions, dragons and other diverse kinds With many vines, seats and strange fruit well kept And nourished with much labour and dilligence."

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens

“Under King Henry‘s windows There are most fair and pleasant gardens With royal knots and herbs And many marvellous beasts Such as lions, dragons and other diverse kinds With many vines, seats and strange fruit well kept And nourished with much labour and dilligence.”

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens

"Under King Henry‘s windows There are most fair and pleasant gardens With royal knots and herbs And many marvellous beasts Such as lions, dragons and other diverse kinds With many vines, seats and strange fruit well kept And nourished with much labour and dilligence."

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Santa, Solothurn

After downing a few glasses of Glühwein to keep out the cold, our diminutive hero heads to the kebab shop across the road for a bite to eat…

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Rabbits, Chichester, England

The spotlit statue of Richard of Chichester in the cathedral grounds is unfortunately aligned, so that it would appear as if he is casting a shadow "rabbit" on a nearby wall. Oh how we laughed!

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“Say Cheese”, Studio photograph

This Lladró statue, designed by Francisco Catalá, was a gift from my parents and fits well with my photographic tendencies. It is also a great test piece for studio photography, so when I was looking to test flash technique this evening (in particular, soft lighting) it was immediately brought out. The statue is around 13" […]

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