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.


The pink granite base caught some wonderful reflections…

Historic things look so beautiful bathed in early morning light, no?



3 responses to “Friday Favorite: Sunrise by Statue”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Wish to stay with this inspiring photography emphasizing historic places! (Dedicated by retired General John J Pershing on the tenth anniversary of the US entry into the Great War; 1927)

  2. Dennis E. Horvath says:


    You were definitely fortunate to be at the War Memorial at the right time. I especially enjoy your photographs. You should market them at a publish on demand site like

    Thank you for sharing them.


  3. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    Thanks so much, Dennis!

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