"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Sculptor Paul Roger-Bloche Mother and Child Statue

 On the way back from getting coffee with a colleague last Thursday, before the evening session of Open House, S. showed me this statue.   Today I returned to photograph it in the sinking October sunlight.

As I drove home, I was thinking about a mother’s love for her child after spending a little time photographing the sculpture.

One block from school – Paul Roger-Bloche bronze sculpture,


created  1899.

Overbrook Boulevard and Ravilla Street intersection.

Here’s a link to the story about how Boy Scout Troop 224 rediscovered this statue beneath vegetation, when just the head was showing through.  

8 responses

  1. Kristin

    Beautiful! What a find.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:14 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    That is beautiful!

    October 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

  3. Rob

    Beautiful shot! I wonder how many people pass by this everyday and don’t notice?

    October 17, 2012 at 7:57 am

  4. Vincie

    Oh, what a beautiful statue!

    October 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

  5. I love the second shot – it has a real depth of feeling about it.

    October 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

  6. What a beautiful light

    October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

  7. Ken Klucsor

    The second photo is outstanding! And the story about how Boy Scout Troop 224 rediscovered the statue beneath vegetation is really heartwarming. Thanks.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  8. Mmm. Love is such a beautiful thing.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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