Friday, October 5, 2018

Walking (Very) Tall

A former mayor is walking tall downtown in Boston, MA. 
This 10-foot bronze statue depicts one of Boston's most influential mayors, Kevin Hagan White, also the longest-serving mayor 1968 to 1984. Bolivian sculptor Pablo Eduardo's work shows White walking away from City Hall, right foot forward, tie wrinkled, and a jacket thrown over his left shoulder.

Footsteps leading up to the statue are imprinted in the ground and quotes from each of White's four inaugural speeches (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980) are engraved in stonework nearby. 

The statue which was dedicated in November 2006 is in downtown Boston along Congress St at Faneuil Hall. The site was selected as the most suitable since without Mayor WHite's persistence, Faneuil Hall might never have been erected.

White died in January 2012.

The photo at right shows White near the statue and striking the same pose (Internet source).

Enjoy Your weekend, Everyone.

Thanks to fellow bloggers who voted for Elizabeth, the Clocktower Place Scarecrow posted about here earlier this week. Elizabeth isn't faring well in the voting, so we could use your help in getting more votes. (There are 25 entries and Elizabeth is on the 2nd page of the link below).

Here’s a link that takes you to the voting page to vote for Clocktower Place Scarecrow. 

Everyone can vote once a day until Oct. 13.


Anvilcloud said...

I hope the upcoming elections are fair and that the good people get out to vote.

I was impressed by the Roadside art post. You must think ahead of future post topics. Some of us are not equipped to do that. :)

Sandra said...

sorry I missed the scarecrow contest, I remember it from last year. that is one big man, he is even bigger than our new Big Boy.... that is a really nice statue and tribute

William Kendall said...

Voted again- I'd neglected to do so in the intervening period.

The statue looks quite life like. It occurs to me that I know of only one statue here of a former mayor.

mamasmercantile said...

Will pop over and vote again.

Emma Springfield said...

Most informative.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

I like the statue a lot. I used to work in Boston after College but that was way before this … in the mid 50's.

NCmountainwoman said...

I know nothing about that mayor but I love the statue and footsteps. I didn't know we could vote every day. I'll be there again tomorrow.

DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting, always enjoy learning about people and seeing the statue. What a very nice tribute to this mayor.

baili said...

How interesting statue my friend:)

thank you for sharing the fun and very informative post!

you always bring some great things to share which i enjoy alot!

Lynn said...

Love the detail of the wrinkles on the sculpture.

Connie said...

The statue is a great likeness. Voted again. Good luck in the contest.

bill burke said...

The statue is beautiful and a nice tribute to Mayor White. I remember him from the 70s when I used to spend lots of time in Boston.

diane b said...

Its a super statue so life like.