We’ve all caught a glorious sunrise or two in our lives, but Thursday morning’s was particularly spectacular. The south side of the War Memorial turned out to be a wise choice in vantage point–managed to snap a few of the best photos of my life, capturing light, city and sculpture–alongside a local favorite statue: “Pro Patria.” Designed by Henry Hering in 1929, meaning “For the Fatherland” and designed to represent and embody the spirit of a soldier, cast in bronze.