Sunday, March 1, 2009

Theme Day: Glass

Today, March 1, is Theme Day on CityDailyPhoto, and I thought that this shot of 'Bull' looking off into the distance would work just fine. The world renowned film director, John Ford, aka Bull Feeney, (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973), with films to his credit like Stagecoach and The Searchers, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man and the adaptation of the great American novel, The Grapes of Wrath has strong roots in this city. My connection? Bull's dad, John A. Feeney was born in the village of Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland. My Dad's family comes from this Irish town. This statue is located at Gorham's Corner, close to the Old Port.
ps. Click on picture to see the 'glass' better, or at least the way I saw it, when I took the picture. Ha!


  1. I love this statue and the teeny little area around it. I have to say I never saw this pov. It's great. Really great! It looks as if he's watching a movie.

  2. Extraordinary sculpture of one of the greatests film directors. Great catch for this theme day!

  3. Great glass two days in a row on your site! Glass + snow = double cold = stunning photo!

  4. Great choice for theme day. This statue must be relatively new, as I don't remember seeing it last time I was in Portland.

  5. Clueless in boston-
    From July 6-12, [1998] Portland celebrated John Ford with a film retrospective and the dedication of a statue at Gorham's Corner, near where Feeney père opened a pub in 1897.