Monday, June 1, 2009

The Spirit of Detroit

It was a nice day yesterday, so I decided to wander to downtown Detroit to catch a picture of the Spirit of Detroit statue decked out in a Red Wings jersey.

The Spirit of Detroit was commissioned in 1955 from the artist Marshall Fredericks. The statue itself is made of bronze.

Here is the shot from the front. It almost reminds me of a goalie making a save. The inscription behind him reads: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

Here's another shot where I catch the two seals behind him. One seal is for the City of Detroit, the other is for Wayne County.

Another angle.

A close up of the sun that he is holding in one hand. This symbolizes God.

A close up of the other side. This one symbolizes family.

Different angle.

A close up of his face.

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