I could probably spend more than a week showing all the sculptures and carvings on and around the Legislative Building here – but don’t worry, I didn’t take pictures of them all. I didn’t even take pictures of 1/2 of them, but I just might go back another day to get more. 🙂
This is a group of 4 sculptures that are on the 4 corners of the building high above everything else and the closest to the Golden Boy of any other sculpture. These 4 represent Industry, Art, Agriculture and Science/Learning. I only got pictures of Art and Industry, but did have side shots of the other two also. I had planned on getting all 4, but didn’t go far enough around to get them.
I might have said this once or twice before, but I love the zoom on this Nikon Coolpix 36x optical zoom. This pictures are only cropped a bit to tidy them up and are pretty much full frame. 🙂
For this one the man is holding a compass in his right hand representing the significance of art as a drawing (I don’t understand that part).
The woman at the back is holding a manuscript, symbolizing art in its written form.
The other woman is weaving a blanket.
This group of 3 men represent various types of labour – a wood carver, a stone sculptor and a fisherman. They are guiding the forces of labour in the production of new sources of wealth.
Since I don’t have Agriculture and Science/Learning, I have got a couple more to show you.
Peace is represented by two women. 🙂
There are two Sphinxes – one looking to the left or east and one looking to the right or west. On the one looking to the east, it sure looks like I’ve got a dragonfly in the picture with him – maybe its a helicopter. 🙂
This is the Sphinx looking West.
I found most of the information about the Legislative Building here.