Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Hello Human Being.

This week’s theme is: Monument
(Hosted by The Daily Post)

“Anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.”

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This is a photo of the The Races of Man by Karl Bitters, circa 1898, Holliday Park, Indianapolis, IN

The Races of Man is quite a sight to see. This beautiful monument was originally constructed in New York City, for the city’s first skyscraper, the St. Paul building. In the 1950s when the St. Paul building was being torn down to make way for a new building, Indianapolis entered a contest for rights to display this beautiful work.

The Races of Man was created to represent the Asian, African American, and Caucasian races working together.

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” 
― J.K. Rowling

The following are additional photos that, provide another perspective of the monument. It is quite frankly one of the most beautiful and thought provoking sites in our city. While it is a monument itself, it provokes something greater, a monumental idea and an ideology that still remains a focus on today’s current political and cultural fronts: that of equality and togetherness among the races of people that inhabit our beautiful nation.

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(All images in this post are copyright of the author and should not be reproduced or altered in any way. Thank you.)

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words.

    I, too, find the backstory fascinating.

    I’ve followed your blog. You seem really interesting. I’m looking forward to reading through some of your previous posts!

    Have a great day!

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