More Than Just A Statue – An 8Unassisted Photo Gallery of Statues
Finding statues, memorial plaques, and historical landmarks has always been a priority when I travel. And I am talking about traveling to the next town over, a completely different state, or out of the country altogether. Statues and plaques help tell the story of a local hero tied to that area or sports town or culture. I love stopping and reading the inscriptions and captions that accompany these amazing pieces of art. Here are 8 incredible statues I picked out this morning as I was leafing through my past travel photos:
Ben Mondor was the face of the Pawtucket Red Sox organization for decades. His statue stood outside the then home of the AAA Red Sox of Pawtucket, RI, McCoy Stadium until the stadium closed its doors for good a few years back.
Truly one of the most incredible sights I witnessed on my trip to Mexico several years back. The Portal Maya statue stands in the Parque Los Fundadores in Playa Del Carmen, which is the port city to the beautiful resort island Cozumel.
On a trip to see the Brockton Rox last Spring, I took a walk over to the Rocky Marciano Stadium to check out this incredible statue of the Rocky Marciano, a Brockton native and legend of boxing.
Located in the parking lot adjacent to Davis Park in Providence is this statue of Cesar Chavez. Chavez was a hero to many and a brilliant civil rights activist.
I toured the entire Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame last fall looking for Rhode Island connections. I found these two statues of two of the greatest baseball players who ever played, both carved and created by Rhode Island artist Armand LaMontagne.
This Michael Jordan statue outside of the United Center in Chicago was a big thrill of mine to capture. The plaque symbolizes Jordan’s flair and athleticism as he is leaping to dunk on yet another unsuccessful defender. Just incredible detail.
This amazing sand sculpture was snapped by yours truly right outside Red Wilson Field, home of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. I watched a pretty cool game after snapping this photo – YD Red Sox vs Falmouth Commodores.
This photo was taken on a surprise 10th birthday trip with my son Harry. The statue is located just inside the grounds of Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. Saw Boston Red Sox vs Orioles that night.
Short and sweet, my advice when you travel is to take the time to photograph significant historical landmarks. You may not have tons of time in your travel plans to read the plaques and the memorials, so grab a photo of the statue and the plaque and circle back when you have time. For me, I just love going through old photos like these and remembering the special times with family on vacations.
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