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Art Imitating Life

 

Or is it the other way around!  :)

As seen in Rothenburg, Germany, back in March on our river cruise.


Have a great weekend.



Art Imitating Life

 

Or is it the other way around!  :)

As seen in Rothenburg, Germany, back in March on our river cruise.


Have a great weekend.



comments (33)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 May 2013, 01:25
What a wonderfully satisfying image this is, Ginnie...somehow "Pigeon on ledge" doesn't quite do it justice...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Exactly, Ray. smile Many thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 May 2013, 01:57
Nothing scares pigeons
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, Adrian!
Love the color match of the pigeon! Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: She did a good job, didn't she, Robin. smile
She knew how lovely she'd look there! Nice shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeedy, Elizabeth. smile Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 May 2013, 04:38
Well spotted, l missed the pigeon until l had read your title
Ginnie Hart: Those pigeons sure know how to show up, Tont, just like you!!! It's good to see you again! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 May 2013, 04:42
That is just amazing, almost the same colours but not that angry look. Wonderful close-up of the building and the pigeon is on the look-out for his next victim to ........ on wink
Love the symmetry in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: When you can't shoo them away, make them part of your art, right? smile Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
This is just so special Ginnie... i like the live one the most....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It wasn't till later that I "got" it, Peter. HA! Life enjoys playing tricks on us like this. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 May 2013, 06:15
Well it says here Ginnie that the double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology, whatever that means. It is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire and their successor states. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters, Byzantine emperors were regarded as Christ's vicegerent on Earth. It also signified the dominance of the Byzantine Emperors over both East and West. In the Holy Roman Empire's heraldry, it represented the church and the state. Several Eastern European nations adopted it from the Byzantines and continue to use it as their national symbol to this day.

Having the Pigeon there too makes it very amusing
Ginnie Hart: Good background info on this double-headed eagle, Chris! I bet the pigeon was turning its head back-n-forth when I wasn't looking. smile Thanks.
l'aigle a 2 tête symbole de grands seigneurs les "Habsbourg"
le pigeon a l'air courageux mais pas trop ,belle journée
Ginnie Hart: I think the pigeon hopes it'll become an eagle one of these days. smile Merci.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 May 2013, 06:59
Hhaha! "Behind you!" It must have been tempting to clone in a pigeon on the left of the ledge but I'm pleased you resisted that.
Ginnie Hart: HA! The thought never entered my mind, Alan! grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 May 2013, 07:06
What a nice serendipity!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Philine, isn't it! smile
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 17 May 2013, 07:25
Wonderful
Great architecture, shapes and ...Birds!
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Helys.
Great finding.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sartenada. smile
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester
  • 17 May 2013, 07:59
When the day of reckoning arrives will the symbol power of Imperialist nations or the slow drip drip feed of greedy pigeons pooing continuously ( with all the unforeseen consequences) be more of a legacy. No need to reply Ginnie [grin] ... we know the answer.
Ginnie Hart: I think we all know the answer, Richard. Indeed. (sigh)
Well spotted and captured Ginnie. I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 17 May 2013, 08:16
It is always the same thing but the other way round Ginnie. That pigeon was just posing for the tourists.
Ginnie Hart: The pigeon was sure no one would shoot him up there! smile Thanks, Chad.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 17 May 2013, 08:28
That pigeon really sets the whole shot off. She has some lovely colours for a pigeon ours are fairly plain.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. She did seem to be strutting her stuff. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 17 May 2013, 09:16
Well spotted! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sister. smile
There is room up there for lots more pigeons.
Ginnie Hart: I think he was ruling the roost, Mary. No one seemed tempted to fight it. smile
This is very funny Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Life is like that, Bill. grin
Ha ha... The pigeon was like, "WTF, I don't even give a $h!t" He he ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. You know these pigeons well, I see, LC. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 May 2013, 12:36
Gotta be the other way around...dontcha think? Life imitating art?!?!? smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes! Indeed, Marcie. smile
It doesn't matter how much those eagles scowl.....the pigeon isn't moving! A great find Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: This was fun to see, Martin...while it lasted. smile Thanks.
I can imagine the eagle, which is just above the pigeon, suddenly come to life, bend over and give the poor thing a vicious peck in the back. Ouch!

Excellent catch, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like the way you think, Beverly. grin
What a great catch... that bird is missing a head, though...
Ginnie Hart: He's trying to grow one, Larry...I think!? smile
the artist should be fried in the same pot with the pigeon; these eagles are a cross breed of a hysterical purple gallinule with lady gaga..there goes the imperialism Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! I knew someone would get a kick out of this, Juan Carlos. grin
I think he has got something up his sleeve!
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Cherry. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 May 2013, 22:04
Since I know that the doppeladler translates to 'double eagle' and not double-headed eagle and I also know there is a difference in meaning, I looked up:

Doppeladler, the heraldic representation of two conjoined eagles, often erroneously construed as a two-headed eagle, was the central feature of the arms of the Holy Roman Empire from 1401. After the extinction of the Empire in 1806, the double eagle passed to the Austrian Empire. The origin of the Doppeladler is the combination of the eagles representing the Western and the Eastern empires. In literature the word is frequently used to signify Habsburg or Austria, including the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/doppeladler#ixzz2TaLpvTHG

The main difference is the signifying of the joining of the Eastern and Western Empires, and not some stuff about omnipotent rulers.

This meaning reminds me a bit of your epic journey. Someone from the west of the atlantic and someone from the east of the atlantic join up. They then undertake a journey via the Western Empire into the Eastern Empire area (Hungary). The pigeon (as it always will) signifies peace, freedom and when it brought the olive branch it also signifies hope and destiny.

On that note, I will pay attention to having a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: What a FABULOUS explanation of this symbol, Louis, and how you have made a parallel to Astrid and me. THANK YOU!!!
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 18 May 2013, 00:38
What an 'eye' you have! Well spotted.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, dear Sue.
You really get around.

The pigeon is looking very casual.
Ginnie Hart: This was a 15-day bonanza while on our river cruise, Michael. We were short of eyes! smile
I've found three more of your very interesting pictures to catch up with upon my return from holiday Ginnie, I do like the hanging sausages.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. And welcome back from holiday.
those birds looks a bit creepy! and I was referring to the pigeon, not the adorable vultures/buzzards in the shield
Ginnie Hart: HA! If you only knew what you were saying, Dennis. grin
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 May 2013, 14:40
Well spotted Ginnie. Mind you, the pigeon look a little discombobulated!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It didn't know whether to turn left or right, George. grin Thanks.

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