Monday, March 28, 2011
My World - Lady Justice, Salzburg
Many of you might be familiar with the famous statue of Lady Justice. She has been the symbol of right and wrong since the early Greeks.
While doing some research on this subject, I found many depictions of Lady Justice. The iconic figure is often depicted blindfolded, holding a sword with scales but the one that I've encountered is so wonderfully different.
Unlike many representations of Lady Justice, this statue is portrayed with wings, wears no blindfold, holds the scales of justice while stomping on the devil into the fiery pits of hell. I absolutely love the modern representation of the statue although the devil looks kinda creepy to me. The inspiring lady figure faces hundreds of visitors who make their way around the streets of Judengasse daily and it's hard to pass by this statue without noticing it.
She wonderfully represents fairness, balance and justice of the law in her own classy way. I hope she would continue to seek the truth for justice.
That's My World
Posted by LifeRamblings at 7:27 AM
Labels: Austria, My World Tuesday, salzburg
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How imaginative! Love those devils.ReplyDelete
I remember the blind folded one ... good story behind it !ReplyDelete
morning LR..nice pic! :) hmm why do u think she's wearing a blindfold and holding a scale eh?ReplyDelete
Like the image of devil being stomped by Lady Justice.ReplyDelete
Justice will prevail! ;)
Thank you for the interesting story and the good picture.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing the story behind...nice shot! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...wishing you a great week!ReplyDelete
The statue is wonderful and your photo!!ReplyDelete
I think you visited the cemeteries of Salzburg, is attraction...
Have a nice week !
I am a Libra - so I can relate to the need for fairness and balance. This is a gorgeous statue!ReplyDelete
I can relate to this version better than the common one. Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
A very good macro, Life Ramblings!ReplyDelete
Sometimes, sadly, the Scales of Justice don't always go the way you would like. I'm glad Lady Justice has the devil under control :-).ReplyDelete
I hope this Lady Justice never flies away … the “devil” beneath her feet certainly looks like he needs a good stomping!ReplyDelete
I, too, can truly relate better to this Lady of Justice! And we do have a lot of devils these days that need stomping! Wonderful post for the day!ReplyDelete
I have seen the Lady Justice in a Hong Kong TVB serial. I love this statue because she is stepping on the devil. Let justive prevails!ReplyDelete
Wonderful statue and a great photo. I like her outflung arm.ReplyDelete
If ever I'm in trouble with the Law, I hope Lady Justice is on my side!ReplyDelete
This lady totally rocks. May she git 'er done for all of us!ReplyDelete
That is definitely a different depiction than I'm familiar with - nice shot and explanation!ReplyDelete
Wonderful picture - and look at her cool boots!ReplyDelete
very interesting. this reminds of Michael the archangel but without the sword.:p great shot.ReplyDelete
Indeed very original ! The wings are probably there to show that justice can fly away, lol !ReplyDelete
Great story and photo of the Lady justice. I love how she is stomping on the devil. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the story sweetie, informative! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Tuesday, here's wishing u a wonderful week with a wonderful surprise in store he he! :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful and colorful statue of Lady Justice.ReplyDelete