Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dragon Slayer

Which way to the Crusades?
You'll find the small town of St. George, Maine nestled along side the villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde. When we take off on one of our 'adventures', I love to get lost in places I rarely visit. There are just loads of these villages sprinkled along the coast Downeast. Each pretty much has just a few staples: a post office, library, diner/restaurant, fire station, a church or two and some aspect of what you might call a town hall. If you are familiar with the legend of St. George and the Dragon, you'll probably recognize the saint atop his steed seen here. The dragon is off to the side and looks to be in worst condition then the armored saint. Propped on the lawn of the fire station, I'm sure in summer he gets a lot of attention from small tourists and such.
This late winter afternoon, I had to give him his close-up.
I had him all to myself.
En garde!

21 comments:

  1. Was it hard to move it that tin man outfit when you were slaying the dragon? 3-1 at the joints will let you sneak up on the dragon.

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  2. I'm sorry, but I had to laugh. He looks like the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz! :)

    And re your question: Not a sculpture!

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  3. He has a few dents and scratches. That dragon must have given him a run for his money.

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  4. not familiar with that legend, but he's kinda neat and creepy at the same time. :)

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  5. Since you saw no live dragons, St. George must have been successful. Looks like a sculptor had some fun creating this statue. We also have a scattering of small towns across the countryside, but the only two things reliably found there are churches and bars. Any other business can't be counted upon.

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  6. Hmm, must have been part of a "migration" I hadn't heard about. ;-)

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  7. He looks a bit beat up! Small towns here often have a Tim Horton's coffee shop.

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  8. I suppose that tin is easier to wear than the medieval mail worn by some of our legendary heroes.

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  9. Not the best St George I have ever seen, but we must appreciate the effort!

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  10. As a french girl, I'm happy to see that you know the meaning and the use of "en garde" ! :o)

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  11. Fotolosopher stole my line! :-) Very cool.

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  12. Very different....but interesting.

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  13. You have found a place I have never been. And probably never will.

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  14. The glories of Maine in Summer are coming your way! I'm jealous!



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  15. Doesn't look like much of a threat.

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