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Atlas and St Patricks Cathedral

Atlas and St Patricks Cathedral

5th Avenue

Greek mythology has Atlas shouldering the heavens as punishment for defying the gods of Mount Olympus. Here, it appears he is taking on the added burden of modern religion as well.

Canon EOS 5D
1/2000s f/6.3 at 50.0mm iso400 full exif

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Alina23-Oct-2008 00:29
Beautifully composed. v
Sue Robertson22-Oct-2008 22:03
LOl.. It better watch out. Very nicely composed..
Cindi Smith22-Oct-2008 20:41
The fight is always about isn't about religion, it is about a relationship...if only everyone could see it that way. Wonderful shot!
Phil Douglis22-Oct-2008 16:11
The juxtaposition of religion and mythology is fascinating, particularly because the church seems to absorb much of the mythology.
JD22-Oct-2008 16:02
The world protected / watched by the church? Maybe, but on the other side, most of the conflict these days are religious. An image full of symbolism in both cases.
shatterbug22-Oct-2008 06:22
Classic shot...he's going to need those strong arms for the task!