Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by manaheim, Nov 9, 2009.
I haven't posted an image here in a long time, so...
C&C always welcome if so desired.
Interesting image. Composition and lighting are both excellent. What's the story behind it?
Interesting tie-in between title and image.
Where is this located?
But in 1690's in Salem, Mass, some hangings were of people accused of witchcraft, some of those were maybe not so just...
whoa "169x" ... thats really OLD
hehe, thanks guys.
Yes, this was taken in Salem, MA. This is one of the many markers in a memorial dedicated to the fallen from that time period. This particular memorial for Susannah Martin.
The dime (there were many coins on this memorial) as well as the leaves, etc. were all there when I arrived. The money being left is in a variety of customs and can represent many different things.
I chose the title because Justice is what was served here... regardless of if it was right or wrong.
Thanks for looking and for the comments.
Oh hey... 5,000th post. Whoops.
Great photo. I really like the contrast from the stone to leaves a lot.
I like it!
In case you did not already know this, Susannah Martin WAS hanged on July 19, 1692, after having been accused of being a witch during the time of the Salem Witch trials.
So, if she really was a witch, then justice was served...lol
Congrats on the 5000 (now even +) posts, Manaheim!
And you were in Salem?
But this stone is a newer one?
It is not the original stone?
She wasn't even GIVEN a stone back then? A "witch" would not be entitled to get one, I should think?
Interesting, as only the other day I saw a student performance of Arthur Miller's "Salem" on my daughter's school stage!
Almost 5,000 posts... but not quite. Bye!
I'm done with TPF. I just wanted to say goodbye. I'll miss many of you. I'll drop some of you a PM to let you know where I'm headed, though currently nowhere in particular.
I imagine many of you will be going "what the hell?" but for reasons of just not wanting to make this into a total circus, I won't be able to explain publicly.
Just know that TPF has deemed my general approach to things inappropriate, and I don't feel like accepting that assessment.
Thanks, all! I have learned an astronomical amount from this place! I have tried to give as much back as I can. I will always appreciate it. Good luck and keep shooting!
EDIT: BTW, pleeeeeeeeease don't turn this into a big circus. I don't want to make this a cry for attention. I seriously just want to say bye to everyone. Thanks!
Derrel, that would of been better done via a PM.
Oh hey, Derrel's still here. Still up to the usual stuff, I see. Well, consistency is king.
I was aware of the history. It's fascinating (and troubling) stuff. I strongly suspect she was wrongly hanged.
Thanks for the comments!
Hi LaFoto. I missed some of the "traffic" of TPF so I figured I'd stop in briefly to post a couple images for fun. In theory it coudln't hurt, right? However, I see some of the locals came out of the woodwork to toss some stones. How... oddly appropriate given the image.
Yup, I was in Salem. I live quite close to it. I don't actually know if any of these gal's had stones... it was something I meant to look into but ran out of time. I suspect they probably did not, probably part of the reasone for the memorial. (right next to the burying ground where one of their accusers lay)
Good timing on the play.
Thanks for the comments!
ahahaha... why thank you, sir!
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