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Not the best angle to show the true agony depicted in this statue, but in order to have the Eiffel Tower as a supporting object, there weren’t too many options. I was also making a quick pass through the Tuilerie Gardens trying to meet up with some family at the time, which also played into the limited composition. It must be torture for anyone to travel with me because more often than not, it takes me forever to get anywhere since I’m always wanting to stop and photograph something. I’m guessing no one else has that problem, right? lol

The directional lighting wasn’t helping my cause either, but thanks to some help from Krzysztof (krzychu30), this shot was rescued from the depths of despair. I know it’s not the sharpest of pictures, but I have a good excuse…I didn’t know what I was doing…and I was in a hurry! ;)

This 1896 marble sculpture by Henri Vidal is entitled "Cain venant de tuer son frere Abel" or "Cain coming from having killed his brother Abel". It depicts Cain naked and in apparent misery with his right hand covering his face. Cain and Abel were of course the first sons of the first couple, Adam and Eve in the Bible's Book of Genesis. It is widely believed that Cain killed Abel after having God reject his sacrifices, but accepting his brothers.



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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 2 N: 2381] (9324)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-03 20:08
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