Rudale Palace in Latvia (6)


I was wondering whether these two pictures are more suited to this week’s DP Photo Challenge on the theme of Pure.

As I entered into the palace, some of the figures on the ceiling attracted my attention.DSC_0219A

They all show babies in their pure form.

I am not sure of the stories behind these figures, maybe, some of the readers can advise.

As a matter of fact, these pictures were quite difficult to be taken as the whole thing was in off white color.DSC_0218A

This is how the Palace is introduced in Wikipedia:

Rundāle Palace , formerly also Ruhenthal and Ruhendahl is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland  in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska.

Babies – Humanity

Here are two images of babies with a lot of contrasts between them.

The first one was taken in Japan.CIMG5506

I seldom take pictures of pictures. However, I have taken this from a photo by the side of a photo shop in Shinkoku, Japan.

I was attracted by the expression on his face and the seemingly large head when compared with his body.DSCF0731

The second photo was taken by Jennie, my sister-in-law, in Botswana.

It is the image of a baby girl of the Bushman tribe – an image I have shown before.

There is so much contrast between the two – one with white skin, eye almost closed, well dressed while the other is almost naked (apart from the necklace), dark skin, large and hopeful eye. They are of course from different parts of the world and so far apart.

To me, one represents joy while the other represents hope – and we need them both, as they are the Future of Humanity!