Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Carvings, Sculptures & Statues

Statues and Carvings from the archives

The other day I unpacked a box of old CD’s and found scans of photos that I had taken in China and Russia. There were quite a few that suited this topic perfectly.

Our trip was in 1990 so there were still statues of Lenin in every city. This one was snapped through the train window. Patriotic statues were everywhere too. The one below is a Workers Memorial and the third one is a statue of Peter the Great in Leningrad. Of course Leningrad is now once again known as St Petersburg after Peter, one of the most famous Russian Emperors. However, in 1990 it was still known as Leningrad.

Peter the Great , St Petersburg
Russian Bears sculpture.

In China we visited the Summer Palace in Beijing where we saw many carvings like this among the ruins.

This statue was one of many we saw inside the Forbidden City in Beijing.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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