View Full Version : No respect at all!

08-25-2009, 06:34 PM

Pvt. Sweetey
08-25-2009, 08:29 PM
At first I laughed, then slapped myself for doing so. :rolleyes:

08-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Everytime I've passed that statue on my trips through Gloucester, there has been at least one gull on that man's head.

Robert A Mosher
08-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Admiral Farragut is memorialized in Farragut Park in downtown Washington DC. In all of the years I have lived here, I don't believe I have ever seen a pigeon on that statue - only seagulls. Fascinating how they know.

I may be over that way tomorrow with my camera and will try and get a picture.

Robert A. Mosher

08-26-2009, 08:51 PM
It all depends upon how you look at it.....

The gull could well be standing watch over him.

08-27-2009, 06:54 AM
That is why statues must be designed accordingly.


Mark Campbell
Piney Flats, TN

08-27-2009, 08:50 AM
Please note how the rain hat has protected the Fishermen's neck from gull droppings! :)

08-27-2009, 10:03 AM
It' s a "Sou' wester"


08-29-2009, 05:29 PM
The seagull's just giving the lad that long- sought- after PATINA!
What would the statue have done to it if it was in front of the Crow's nest? (LOL)
Actually the seagull is paying the highest respect to a Fishermen- Taken what was once eaten in the ocean and giving it back to the Men of the Sea.

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
08-29-2009, 06:05 PM
How d' ye!

The artist who designed the staue for the hatless 1796 surveyor Moses Cleaveland doomed Cleaveland to a life of pigeon droppings.

Several years ago, the crusted statue was cleaned and restored, and relocated off Cleveland Public Square i a redesigned area complete with waterfall.

It did not take the pigeons more than a day to return to their old ways, powdering Cleaveland's wig white.


However, across the quadrant is the 1894 Civil War Soldier's and Sailor's Monument that has four larger-than-life bronze vignettes depicting CW infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy that the birds seem to politely ignore.

;) :)



Cove Rebel
08-31-2009, 03:18 PM
Putting on my outdoorsman hat, just trying to figure out why birds would roost or linger on one statue and not another. In looking at your example pics Curt I notice the statue with the larger/higher base is the one you mentioned is ignored. I wonder if this is related to the proximity of the statues to any possible food source?

Consider a lower situated statue in parks and so forth which would provide a suitable roost for observing and quickly reaching crumbs, scraps of food dropped by passers-by but yet still provide a level of elevated protection against ground-bound predators. A broader base may also further remove benches where those scraps are likely to be dropped.

I wonder if there is a correlation? Not something for a gov't grant study but sure is a curious thing. :rolleyes: We need that wildlife guy from the Geico commercials. :D

09-16-2009, 08:56 PM
Guess Cleveland needs his Indians baseball cap back.

Watch Major League if you don't get the joke.

Ross L. Lamoreaux
09-16-2009, 09:30 PM

I'm never eating anything from the Gorton's fisherman ever again....

09-17-2009, 06:37 AM
I once interviewed for a QC job at another fish company in Gloucester. It's "clean" and all but the fish is unloaded from the factory ships in large frozen cubes of fish material. The cubes are cut with a band saw and pressed into fillet shaped pieces in molds. MMMMmmmmm!

09-22-2009, 01:12 PM
Could be worse:


Mark Campbell
Piney Flats, TN

09-22-2009, 03:01 PM
“Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue” ……..Unknown Author

"He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make."………President Abraham Lincoln

09-22-2009, 03:17 PM