Atlas Pushed
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+ Comments Atlas Pushed - 2005-12-15 09:00:00
This giant door in Venice wouldn't budge (not to mention it didn't have any door knobs!). While it wasn't a great burden, somehow it reminded me of Atlas and the force of a great weight. So logically, I decided to enter this into the PhotoFriday contest for weight. Isn't logic great? For the purists in the group -- including me on occasion -- here's the color version Atlas led the Titans in one of their wars against the Olympians. When the Titans were defeated, Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the sky, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace.... Atlas continues to be a commonly used icon in western culture (and advertising), as a symbol of strength or stoic endurance. He is often shown kneeling on one knee while supporting an enormous round globe on his back and shoulders. -Wikipedia