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Justice for All

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Next to the Town Hall is the Chancellery building which was home to the Law Courts up until 1983.
At the very top is Lady Justice, blind to whomever we think we are as she doles out her righteous judgments.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Justice for All

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Next to the Town Hall is the Chancellery building which was home to the Law Courts up until 1983.
At the very top is Lady Justice, blind to whomever we think we are as she doles out her righteous judgments.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (19)

Another Lovely Image....I like the Backgorund and the color of the subject...Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nacha!
A pretty light illuminates to Justice. Bravo, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jose.
Why do I get worried when I see a gilded Justice, especially on a public building? Was the source of funds a private donation? It seems that I am in a bit of a cynical mood tonight smile
Ginnie Hart: I like your cynicism, Martin! I was actually glad that when I took this it wasn't bright sunlight. I don't think Lady Justice is always as blind as we intended her to be, so there's a bit of a shadow over her "image." Indeed.
Nice crisp shot Ginnie, I like that bird in the shot - as if its trying to tilt justice in its favour grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, Thomas. I think there is always someone or something that's attempting to tilt justice in its favor! Funny thing is that I didn't see the bird till after I transferred it. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan/Ireland
  • 4 Aug 2007, 06:09
You must have been perched on a roof nearby! How did you get such a high vantage point? The detail is lovely. I like Martin's comment. smile
Ginnie Hart: No, Ruth, I was on the ground using my 12x optical zoom from quite far away. I guess I was lucky! As I told Martin, I was actually glad that when I took this it wasn't bright sunlight. I don't think Lady Justice is always as blind as we intended her to be, so there's a bit of a shadow over her "image." Indeed.
Adore how you've captured the bird sitting on that statue! I just wonder what the little thing is in the middle down on the image, i guess it's the top of an old fence or something... annyway really love how the bird kind of brakes the static part of the image, and how clear the sky is!

Kind regards,
Lu mik spastiek'
Ginnie Hart: Are you talking about what she's standing on, Lu Mik? It's a rather ornate peak on the top of a building. The bird surprised me after I transferred the pics. It seemed very appropriate because I DO think there is almost always something or someone that attempts to tilt the system!
Is the bird attempting to sway the balance of justice? Mind you, you were in Belgium, at the risk of upsetting the Belgies... not the most reliable system in the world...hehe (is that libelous?).
Ginnie Hart: I'm quite sure that bird has become great symbolism for this pic, Andrew. Someone or something almost always seems to be attempting to tilt the system of justice, I'm afraid!
Like I said before you get to see the most interesting things. I like the bird in the picture too. I think it is just a nice addition to the picture. Makes it look "real". Very nice shot Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: I DO get to see the most interesting things, DD, and feel very fortunate! I'm glad the bird ended up being a surprise for me. smile Thanks.
wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lizzie.
Great timing Ginnie - you have a lady in a golden dress to compliment mine in a silver dress. ;o)

Lovely sharp photo and no blown higlights. Just right. Mike
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Mike. Two complimentary ladies! Thanks. smile
  • sara
  • 4 Aug 2007, 20:06
hi Ginnie. i like everyones comments too. i like the way shes holding the sword. im in love with women and swords tho. happy birthday! ~S.
Ginnie Hart: Women and their swords made for some powerfully looking women! smile Thanks, Sara.
Great image - love the pigeon - they always seem to choose a statue to sit on! What an elegant figure she makes.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Those pigeons sure are everywhere, Ingrid, aren't they! I agree--this is one elegant lady! Thanks.
I love this Ginnie, it has all of the right elements including a pigeon smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those ubiquitous pigeons! smile
I mean the little black thing, next to ".com", it's like a black pear with wings on it... So i thought it's the top of a palisade
Ginnie Hart: Oh! I get it! Hmmm. You have good eyes, Lu Mik. I never saw it even after looking. I went back to look at my pics and it's a bird on top of what appears to be a crest of arms! Like I said, GOOD EYE!
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 5 Aug 2007, 23:47
Nice and sharp with good colour, well caught.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2007, 01:01
One of the golden girls and I hope the pigeon doesn't sway the scales the wrong way.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. Sigh.
  • Dudee
  • 6 Aug 2007, 01:22
Lovely captured
Yes agreeeeeeee.........
justice for all!!
but sometimes justice was blind...... sad
Ginnie Hart: Justice is supposed to be blind, Dudee, which means she doesn't pay attention to color of skin or how wealthy you are, etc. It's when we take off her blindfold that we get into trouble!!
Hi Ginnie, great shot. Reminds me of a wonderful Al Pacino movie called "And justice for all." Finally got my broadband reconnected...hooray! Hopefully be more comments soon smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, David, for backtracking. I love Al Pacino but don't know that movie. I'll have to look it up! Glad your broadband is connected!
Very nice cropping !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zeb!

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