"Mother and Child" sculpture, designed by British sculptor Henry Moore, is situated on the Place des Martyrs in the Gare Quarter of Luxembourg City. Across the Avenue de la Liberté, there are the headquarters of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel-manufacturer. You can see the headquarters in the background of the picture.
The building was built in 1922 and previously hosted the former Luxembourg’s mining company ARBED before its fusion with Usinor and Aceralia into Arcelor in 2001, and becoming a part of ArcelorMittal in 2006. It includes a bulky block with four wings and a large inner courtyard. Dominating the front side, the entrance portal is flanked by pillars with the gable figures of Victoria and Mercury, which both emphasize the connection between ex-ARBED and mining, steel processing and agriculture.
GPS coordinates: 49.605331 Lat, 6.129036 Long, 293 m
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-21 14:12
I have seen different vareities of mothe and child sculptures, but this one is very appealing. I recognized as Henry Moore's as we have a big coollection of Henry Moore's sculptures in Kansas City in an outdoor sculpture park in front of the museum.
I like his works and here you have shown the sculpture nicely off the center sitting in front nice architectural building. Excellent lighting, colors and sharpness.
kordinator (20523) 2012-01-21 15:29
Dear friend this is a fantastic photo.
The quality is superb, to the najsitnijih details.
I have complaint with regard to the sculptor.
If this statue was made by men from small countries, all inhabitants of the land from which is this artist, would be declared,as the moral monsters.
A statue of mother and child without a head is really tasteless and utterly inhumane.
You are a photographer, not a sculptor, so I do not reproach to you anything.
Your work is impressive.
francio64 (39888) 2012-01-21 15:56
mi piace questa immagine con edificio e scultura a padroneggiare sulla scena.
Perfetto allineamento delle linee verticali e ottimo inserimento del bambino che ci permette di avere un'idea circa la grandezza della scultura.
Ben gestita la luce e ottimo lo sharp.
TFS! Have a nice sunday!
besnard (56569) 2012-01-21 21:44
Une image claire et lumineuse avec cette statue moderne ben mise en valeur. La présence du petit efant donne une idée de la dimension de cette oeuvre d'art.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
pajaran (61808) 2012-01-21 23:01
Dobra kompozicija sa detetom pored skulpture i pogledom na staru arhitekturu.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good composition with the child next to the sculpture and view of the old architecture.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
emka (99901) 2012-01-21 23:54
Luxembourg is rather rarely shown here on TE. very nice postcard, with pleasant composition, great sharpness and nice colours. Interesting modern sculpture, good inclusion of the playing kid.
siamesa (28121) 2012-01-22 3:05
Bom dia Sergiy
Fantastic photo.This building is very beautiful with a special architecture. The scene was very well captured. TFS
saxo042 (37898) 2012-01-22 8:19
A very good street capture with old and traditional architecture combined with a very modern sculpture. But the little child here steals the show!
serp2000 (44560) 2012-01-22 9:29
Сначала о скульптурах. Я видел подобные вещи во многих странах. Свежо, авангардно. Хорошо, что Н.С. Хрущев их не видел.. Ему бы не понравилось. ))
Я в детстве думал, что страну назвали в честь Розы Л.,вот как мне мозги уделали тогда )) Отличная открытка, яркие краски и интересный комментарий.
Sonata11 (33871) 2012-01-22 11:29
wonderful picture of this sculpture and architecture. Wonderful composition and beautiful square of this place. Fantastic management of light, beautiful colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF as well. Perfectly well done. I love it.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-01-22 12:45
Good shot and nice angle
Good image quality.
A friendly greeting.
vasilpro (41527) 2012-01-22 15:40
Wonderful composition, beautiful statue and interesting architectural details, natural colors and excellent light management, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
Royaldevon (39660) 2012-01-23 1:41
Good Morning Sergiy,
Another delightfully clear, sharp and informative photograph. The sculpture is strongly positioned and how charming that a little child should be scrutinising it so carefully!.
Have a good day,
Fis2 (99624) 2012-01-23 1:59
Interesting place, curious monument.
I like building.
Good frame and colors.
danos (99160) 2012-01-23 3:03
nice and beautiful the modern sculpture,of the mother and child,as is found in front of the building of Place des Martyrs.I like the view of this art work of the famous sculptor Henry Moore,with the clarity and the beauty of the building to completes perfectly the image.
adramad (46466) 2012-01-23 7:49
Very nice image, which focuses attention on the beautiful sculpture, very nice building that serves as background, I would have liked to see the entire cover, sounds interesting.
The composition has a fantastic light, which together with its sharpness makes the enjoyment of all the details, beautiful colors.
Most cordial greetings.
sacimar (26607) 2012-01-23 9:26
I like the sculpture you show here, I think it is a beautiful artwork, I also like the location in that square, good details my friend,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-23 10:22
The kid gives the scale of this large and beautiful statue. The photo is nicely composed, and performed excellently. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
jhm (154490) 2012-01-24 3:43
A modern sculpture in foreground is the real eye catcher.
But I like the lovely old buildings in background.
Clarity an management is excellent done.
A very nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
fritzi007 (11043) 2012-01-24 10:45
perfektes Foto und Kommentar, gratuliere!
shevchenko (20548) 2012-01-30 23:53
Good frame to show the plaza that comprises garden, statue and old architecture, good capture to the pretty child too, thanks for sharing an attractive view from the beautiful old city.
mkamionka (37787) 2012-02-04 8:45
beautiful picture perfect shot. The sculpture makes an interesting foreground to present this wonderful palace.
Great vivid colors. Pleasure to look at.
sacavem (18620) 2012-02-06 9:33
The lighting in this photo is of excellent quality.The composition is tight in order to highlight the sculpture. But behind the building absorbs the main theme.The child's presence is a bonus to the subject.
jmdias (65105) 2012-02-07 5:55
a nice view of the façade and its beautiful details and the sculpture of this famous artist. nice light, framing and sharpness. TFS.
zoomer (6) 2012-02-23 14:21
Greetings,love that sculpture with that little child in front.The historic building looks magnificent.I wish those busses were not there.I have the same problem with cars intruding almost everywhere in cities.Best wishes,Wolf.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16206)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: "Paris, Love and Pigeons"
- Theme(s): 50°N (50th parallel north in Europe) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-21 13:55