Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Signer

"Across 5th Street from the Independence Hall group of buildings is a quiet pocket park where you can rest your feet and behold a dramatic statue. The Signer was inspired by George Clymer, a signer of both the Constitution and the Declaration, from Pennsylvania. The Signer is looking heavenward, holding a founding document within his grasp. The statue is 9-1/2 feet high, made of bronze, standing on a 6-foot granite base. The statue "commemorates the spirit and deeds of all who devoted their lives to the cause of American freedom."-U.S. History.org

14 comments:

Thom said...

Awesome :)

m_m said...

I like the monument and also the place! Beautiful building in the background!

Julie said...

I like the location for the statue. This style of statue - reaching for the heavens - is out of style nowadays.

Jacob said...

Nicely done, James. And I appreciate the historical background very much! Reminds me of how much there is to see in our country which gets passed by in favor of Disneyworld.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a tall statue at 9 1/2 feet with a BIG history. Well done.

Martha in PA said...

I took a picture of him, but we were moving on the carriage at the time so yours is MUCH better. The day we rode by, there were a few members of a drum corp in revolutionary garb that would have made a great photo as well. Next time we WALK

Vogon Poet said...

Big statue with a great meaning, I like the setting too. You photographed it very well.

Peter said...

A very symbolic and nice statue!

Abe Lincoln said...

Very nice post, James. I like that sculpture too.

a49erfangirl said...

Love the monument. I have been in that park many moons ago! Thanks for the wonderful memory!

Frank said...

James, I just read your post on the 1950s era school being overtaken by Mother Nature. What a shame because the design and architecture look so modern and worthwhile. I think we tend to discard our buildings a bit too fast. (Good thing the wonderful historical buildings in Philly weren't bulldozed in some mad 19th century march to progress. (BTW, seeing that you guys have taken up residence in beautiful Newtown, my ancesters settled 20 miles up the Schuylkill River at Mingo Creek in 1729 - just past Valley Forge. Bucks County is a magnificent place. I look forward to your new life and photos from there.)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like a great place for that statue among all of the green grass and trees.

Kcalpesh said...

Very informative post along with a nicely composed picture. It does look like a place which could provide you enough peace and rest... :-)

TheBeautyIn Life said...

Beautiful statue, very dramatic pose