Friday, July 4, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Pointed





POINTED


With a house full of visitors I did not have much time to think about this week's theme, so a quick glance in my archives yielded some pointed things, which may well have appeared here before. What could be more pointed than swords?


A collection of fine seventeenth and eighteenth century pointed rapiers in the Armory section of the Philadelphia Museum of Art which we visited last year.

This pointed head Inuit sculpture from Belcher Island is one of my favourite possessions. When they shout fire, I have to grab it before I leave.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


PS I will return all visits in between doing my hostess thing.

31 comments:

Carver said...

What a wonderful sculpture to count amongst your collections JMB. I'd grab that if they yelled fire too. I also like the rapier collection. I took fencing in college and have always enjoyed looking at different types of swords. Have a great weekend with your family.

Janice Thomson said...

I too love that sculpture. Your photos fit the the theme perfectly.
Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family :)

Sue said...

Great entry for the theme! I would love to have that sword collection :)

My entry is here

Stop by if you have a moment. Happy photo hunting! And have a great weekend :)

Criz Lai said...

Wow.. there's a lot of swords in the display. Just watch out for the pointed ends JMB :P

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Leslie said...

Great pointed photos you have there. I saw a wonderful collection of swords at the Doges Palace in Venice.
Have a good weekend. :)

jams o donnell said...

Great choices for this week's theme jmb. I love the inuit sculpture, I've not seen any work of that kind before. Happy weekend

CherryPie said...

That sculpture looks really interesting.

I hope you have a great weekend :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Amazed you can be so inspired with house full of visitors! Love both photos.

Donnetta Lee said...

Neat ideas. Very pointed! And good luck with the company. None here right now (and I am so glad, she whispered). Have a good weekend.
Donnetta

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Great pointed objects! I love the swords the best.

leslie said...

Love those swords, jmb! My Dad got one in Spain and had it framed - my nephew got it when he died and I was disappointed. Oh well...

julie said...

Love the swords! That is a wonderful collection :)

Have a great weekend :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful things you saw at the museum. The sword collection is amazing and the sculpture very unique and interesting.

YTSL said...

Great ideas for this week's theme! And yeah, can understand your love for that piece of sculpture. :)

Yen said...

Definitely pointed!!! Happy Weekend;-)

archiearchive said...

A wonderful collection of pointed things :)

Colin Campbell said...

You will need all those swords for all the Blogpower Baloney. That would make it all go away.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

That is an interesting sculpture not sure I've seen anything like it.

Fishman said...

Wah..that is a very interesting sculpture. A bit spooky though..but definitely interesting!

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Wow those are great photos for today's theme. We love museums with stuff like that!

I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine and put your link up. :)
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

Powell River Books said...

I love the mask sculpture. I am a mask fanatic and have several I have purchased on holiday trips. My points are on the stumps of logs cut more than a hundred years ago. Now they look like alien creatures with many pointed legs walking along the shoreline. i invite you to come see. -- Margy

Sandy M said...

Aren't those swords gorgeous? Hubby loves dtuff like that. Great shots. Have a good weekend!

JC said...

Both of those shots are so cool! That's quite the collection of swords and the shape of the sculpture is unique... great shots!

Eaglehawk said...

Nice collection of swords.

kaycee said...

interesting sculpture. happy photo hunting
& hope you're having a fab weekend =)

Richard said...

That sculpture is pretty cool as are the swords. Happy Photohunt Saturday and have a great weekend!

Sean Jeating said...

I am with Colin. :)

Nunyaa said...

Love your Inuit sculpture. Great choice with the sword photo.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Ouch, JMB.

Dr.John said...

The swords are pointed indeed but then so is the head.

starnitesky said...

Great choices for the theme, I hope you had a good weekend.