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I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. These involve fabric recycling or re-use and refashioning of clothes, or other frugalities. I've left up the previous blogs and may occasionally revert to those topics again. May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Spirit of Justice Guarded by Majesty of Law

Who would have thought that the Spirit of Justice in Washington, D.C. would have such a big bosom? This sculpture, that a million people a year probably walk by without seeing, is alongside the steps as you go into the Rayburn House building from Independence Avenue, right near where cabs drop you off. If you just look up you can see this marvelous marble wench and very naked bonnie baby. And on close inspection, it's not a baby bottle in her right hand, but a flame, probably the torch that the Spirit of Justice lights. Then on the other side, watching, and guarding, them closely is the Majesty of Law, with a ferociously large sword in his hand.These magnificent representational sculptures designed a long time ago still send messages we can recognize instantly.

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