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Lady Justice

 

Justitia holds a set of scales, carries a double-edged sword and wears a blindfold.  Why?

That's what my post is about at Vision & Verb today. 

 

Seen in front of City Hall in Breda, Netherlands.



Lady Justice

 

Justitia holds a set of scales, carries a double-edged sword and wears a blindfold.  Why?

That's what my post is about at Vision & Verb today. 

 

Seen in front of City Hall in Breda, Netherlands.



comments (47)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 1 Aug 2011, 01:00
Blind Justice and Compromise...on balance, a tricky and flawed occupation.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if it even exists anymore, Ray?!
"Justice is Blind"....or so they say!!!.....i like your angle on this shot Ginnie....and your great use of lighting....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. Justice SHOULD be blind, of course! I wonder when the last time it was?
A really fine sculpture--you know how to pick 'em.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
Beautiful embellish with images Ginnie, but it is true that the justice of the men(people) is sometimes blind, would not be needed this headband(banner). Kiss, I am satisfied when you cross(spend), you are a quality photographer, not as me...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pierrot. Merci. But you are a wonderful photographer and don't let anyone tell you differently!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2011, 07:07
Oh, this is a wonderful photograph of this Justitia - and I particularly like her golden glitttering scales! Oh yes, it is necessare but often difficult to judge without distinction of person (in German: ohne Ansehn(!) der Person)- I'm interested to read your post at V&V ( later -after aqua- fitness).
Ginnie Hart: We so much need Justitia these days, Philine. Sometimes I weep at all the injustice in the world....

I just told Astrid about your aqua fitness and we both smiled and said "Good for her!" smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2011, 07:08
Nice words.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.

BTW, I couldn't leave a comment at your site today because it said I needed to be logged in. Can you fix that???
I love the composition, well seen, for this low-angle shot, that intensify the symbol. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Val. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Aug 2011, 07:14
I am sorry to say that I have to admit that justice is blind..... but then, as I would say, I did not study the subject..
A Wonderful angle and treatment of this picture.
Even with 'compromises' we feel that Justice has not done proper......
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes I wonder if Justice even exists anymore in our world! What a mess. Sigh. But thanks!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2011, 07:38
Justice blind, deaf and dumb ... in absolute darkness, even corrupt
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. Exactly. Gracias.
I remember it standing in Breda, near my house
Ginnie Hart: Right outside the stadhuis, Chantal! smile Bedankt.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2011, 07:52
A fine picture of one of civilisation's fine ideals. The problem is not with the ideal - just the people who manipulate it to their own ends (imho)
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Mike. I wonder if she even exists anywhere anymore? or ever?
It may not be perfect but by and large our legal system is not corrupt
Ginnie Hart: So glad to hear it, Bill!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 1 Aug 2011, 08:57
As one who worked in the system, and who has become cynical, I would say...

so she cannot see what they do in her name...
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, I'm sure, Brian! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2011, 09:26
We have the same figure on top of the Guildhall in Bath Ginnie: as you will see
Ginnie Hart: I can hardly wait, Chris! Thanks for the tidbit.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Aug 2011, 09:48
How law is suppose to be but not real most times Great selective colour
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Vintage. Sad but true. Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 1 Aug 2011, 10:04
Unbiassed, just dealing with the fact weighing in her scales.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chad, and blind to a person's status or rank! No strings pulled, etc. Thanks.
Breda has such beauties!! Have you seen the 'Grote Kerk' op de markt at the inside?? I'll hop over to V&V later
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Marion, we saw the church inside and out. It's magnificent...not far away from where Lady Justice stands! Thanks.
Justice, what we all hope for but not always receive. Nicely presented Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Les. Thanks.
What an appropriate image for the day Ginnie. As it turns out, I have jury duty this week!
Ginnie Hart: Talk about a coincidence, Doug! I wish you the best. I was on a jury once and found it wasn't as easy as one would guess!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2011, 12:23
Perhaps she is relying on just verbal evidence before making her decision? Good lighting in this.
Ginnie Hart: She certainly doesn't want to be prejudiced in case she sees the person is someone she knows from the inner political circles! Thanks, Alan.
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 1 Aug 2011, 12:42
She's closed her eyes and ears and how would she judge with Sword and Scales . Without any senses .....
Ginnie Hart: Her ears are open, Ahmad, but her eyes are closed so that she can't be prejudiced by who the person might be.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2011, 12:48
She is hard to find sometimes these days, but seeing her here lit up by sunshine there is justice, we just need to use it correctly smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Linda. I'd like to believe she's around more often than it seems! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 1 Aug 2011, 12:51
Blind because she is supposed to be impartial, scales for weighing up the evidence and the sword to protect the innocent....in an ideal world!
Ginnie Hart: Spot on, Ingrid. Exactly! In a perfect world we can hope for all three. Thanks.
Nice shot of Mrs Justice!!! would hate to be her husband tho hhahahaha
Ginnie Hart: LOL. Only you would think of that, Elaine! grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2011, 13:32
Who is this girl holding her brassiere in her left hand?
Ginnie Hart: Oh-Oh-Oh! Louis, Louis, Louis!!! grin
As usual, Ginnie, your prose & photo are top quality submissions. We can always count on you to give us something of substance upon which to reflect.
Ginnie Hart: You humble me greatly, Beverly. Thank you kindly.
that's very interesting!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Joshi. Thanks.
Great shot Ginnie with a very strong back up commentary on your V.& V. I sometimes think, dare I say this being a man, that if women were in charge then so many of those things you write about may well not have happened.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear, Brian. I happen to agree with you, based on everything I have read over the years. Sigh.
wonderful and creative image Ginnie, fantastic
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2011, 16:34
oh lady justice ... you scamp
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! (Sigh)
A very strong image Ginnie, standing out there in the darkness. Great shot and treatment
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. She does stand in the darkness, I'm afraid!
The principle is great, but like all things to do with human endeavour, far from perfect. Nice treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Far from perfect but still an ideal to be striven for, in spite of my pessimism. Thank you, John.
Is this selective colour, or just the natural contrast between the stone and the copper?
Ginnie Hart: No selective coloring, JP, but as you have said, the contrast between the stone and the copper/paint (?). Thanks.
She is impartial: the blindfold. She weighs all the arguments and circumstances: the scales. She is going to punish if you went wrong, hence the sword.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Wim. You did your homework. smile

BTW, does Peter Schoolderman have a blog site? I'd love to see more of his work!!!
I always wondered why there is a blindfold. Is that somehow meant to imply that law is "blind"?

Lovely textures btw..
Ginnie Hart: That justice should be impartial, VP. So often it's not! Thank you kindly for your comment.
Justice may be blind, but sometimes British judges seem to be devoid of commonsense!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure we could compare notes, Tom! smile Thanks.
Lookinigup like that it appears that she can see under her blinbdfold.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Are you saying that's what you do when you're blindfolded, Michael?! grin HA!
Who says women cannot multitask? :p
Hail Lady J!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I like that, LC! I should have thought of that!!! smile
Great image Ginnie, like how the scales, double edge sword and blindfold all seem to jump right out. Read your article too. Agree a lot with what you wrote. I've been around long enough to know that what goes around doesn't come around. Seems like a lot of evil people are getting away with it. Hopefully, Lady Justice will eventually prevail in this difficult world.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe those of us who are older are the ones who often despair more, John? Some things don't get better but only worse and worse. However, I still want to believe justice is ultimately served, in this lifetime or the next?!
Cuckoo Ginnie, this morning, I shall like to kiss your cheeks, I can?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Any time you want, Pierrot. grin Merci.
Ginnie, I am far from having your talent in photography, ra la la...kiss...
Ginnie Hart: Flattery will get you just about anywhere, Pierrot. smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 2 Aug 2011, 11:50
Great shot! I think she wears blindfolds because then she can do justice without prejudice.
I will read your V&B-post later.
Have a beautiful day. The sun is shining for you!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokko, and yes: she needs to do justice without partiality or prejudice. If only! And yes, the sun is definitely shining on us today! It finally feels like summer. smile
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 2 Aug 2011, 15:31
The sword used to fight injustice, the blindfold to be not influenced by anyone, the balance to measure the arguments of each party ...
Bz LoLo
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, LoLO. Exactly! Merci.
Nice and interseting shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2011, 19:05
Sometimes justice is blind,some times justice swings both ways.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes is the operative word, I think, Rob! Sigh.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Aug 2011, 14:26
To not be blinded of a persons image and ways to preform. Just to listen and make a decision of what's right or wrong. I think justice should be blind in that sense.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Frida, you're right. Blind to a person's status in society in order to be impartial!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 5 Aug 2011, 15:00
Ginnie, that was what I wanted to say but I didn't find the right words just then. smile
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Frida. I knew what you meant! YOU DO SO WELL IN ENGLISH!!!!

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