This statue of Leif Erikson, complete with Viking runes overlooks the Charlesgate ramps along Comm. Ave. The history behind the statue is quite an amusing tale interwoven with stories of many purported pre-Columbian Norse settlements along the New England coast.
Well, I know he's made of bronze but he's gotta be sporting a set of brass ones to be out in the snow in just a flimsy little skirt like that!
LOLOLOLOL! But I'd bet the rest of him there under the skirt must not really like being out in that cold!
And i recon a couple of brass monkey as well to go with the weather. steve
lol, thanks for stopping by, Steve. You'd have loved the weather that day! ;)
The saying about the "brass monkey" certainly fits this photo. I love his shawl he has on his shoulders. We are just getting nice weather - 25c today, wow, and you put this up, it makes me feel cold again. Happy snappin. Cheers D.
-25C ??? What happened to your spring??? ;) Leif sure wouldn't have liked those temps!
Kamaly i think its suppose to be +25 i think the - is a pause.LOL steve
Hi k steve is right, it is up.....and summer must have hit, another +25c today, I really cant complain at the moment, just beautiful, my kind of weather.
Well, that's better. We'll all settle for those temps! Even Leif ;)
Lief, the Lucky, is big in Canadian folklore but didn't know he settled 10,000 in Boston! Rafn's decipherment of the Runes should have been "He who laughs last laughs best" ;)
LOL, you sure hit that nail on the head, Tery! I've seen this statue for so long I take it for granted. So I couldn't believe it when I read the story !
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Really Great shot!
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Thanks Christian - cheers!
Beautiful photo. Like
Thanks very much Ula Ch-L. Cheers from Boston :)
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Photo taken in Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Leif Erickson Statue
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