Lady Leaders Stand Up Please...

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Walking towards the Freedom Bridge from ELTE University in Budapest, I saw this memorial. The initial impression of it was a lady teacher in such a braced up posture and the rest (especially the wondering faceless looks of those around her) seemed totally afraid. There is a strange optimistic air around her when I moved around to look at her from all the different angles. While the morning sun was shining from behind, it highlighted her forward looking attitude to guide a group of children.

But later did I realised she is not a 'teacher'...SHE, together with the group of people, were there in memorial of their fighting spirit for liberty, democracy, human rights and most of all FREEDOM

20 comments:

Meg Nakagawa said...

Wonderful. Except I think women are used in sculpture and art to symbolize wisdom, victory, justice, love, whatever, but not really employed enough in positions of leadership, I think.

jazzy said...

Zannnie i see you're adapting very well in Europe, Zsolt should be very happy to have you as a team mate =)
great post, i like the lighting you managed to achieve.

Zsolt72 said...

Meg..is the president/prime minister of New Zealand a man? Maybe...if we have luck the next president of the USA will be a woman. Nowdays I know only Queen Elisabeth and Angela Merker as female leaders.

Olivier said...

tres beau memorial. alors cela fait quoi Zsolt72 de voir sa ville sous les yeux de quelqu'un d'autre ?

very beautiful memorial. then that shown what Zsolt72 its city under the eyes of someone else?

Kate said...

Strong monument. Meg speaks some words of wisdom. Cultures don't often reward strong women.

tr3nta said...

wow... Budapest is a beautiful city... and now that there are this low coast flights... I think, I have to go and see it by my self... nice photos...

zannnie said...

meg,
yes i agree and i think there should be more:)

jazzy,
oh yes, jus a little jetlag still:) otherwise the weather was great today! Not too cold, about 14deg C, glad you like this angle with the lighting like this...:) Thank you...!

Olivier,
yes, this place is so beautiful :) you'll see more photos from me and through my 'eyes'....

Kate,
I hope this cultural aspect that's been hindering WOMEN will change for the better over time;)

Tr3nta,
you should, since you are so soo near:) I am quite sure you'll like Budapest;D

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wonderful!!

zannnie said...

Thank you, Andrew!

Lachezar said...

Zannnie you are doing great!

Budapest is overwhelming isn't it?
I'm Looking forward to more photos

Cheers!

Meg Nakagawa said...

Zsolt, actually, New Zealand has quite a few women in power, luckily. Currently our PM and the Speaker are women, and we have a fair few ministers. In 1999, we had the PM, the Governor General (Representative of Queen Liz), Attorney General, and a few ministers, that I can recall; possibly the head of Telecom, and maybe a few mayors. I kept a magazine cover of seven powerful women in NZ at that time, but I think I lost it... Darned!

But apparently the statistics aren't that great in the business world.

Lara said...

agree with Meg. nevertheless, motivating sculpure, and of course really great photo!

zannnie said...

lachezar,
yes..!!! it's really beautiful...

lara,
Thank you very much for your nice comments;)

Nathalie said...

A wonderful photo for a beautiful topic, and the comments are all great. May we see more female leaders take humanity towards more peace, freedom and human rights.

Ame said...

Hi Zannnie...finally I made it to Budabest!!! And I just want to say too..that this sculpture is awesome! I LOVE art AND sculpture and this one really has a story to tell! Great capture! I'll be back! And don't laugh...but I didn't put you together with your Zolt name...and I thought you were male...shows how observant I am huh? LOL! :-)

Ame said...

Oooops, BudaPEST..but then again, maybe it should be BudaBEST! It's beautiful enough! :-)

zannnie said...

Thank you sooo much Ame!!

tfangel said...

Very pretty statue and photo. :)

Kcalpesh said...

Awsome Sculpture(s). This is beautiful and artistic...

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