Black & White Sunday: Expression

Hello everybody!

Today you are asked to post a photo of an expression. We can talk about human expressions (emotional), or behavioural expressions in animal (those can be hilarious), or any kind of expression that comes to your mind. What you can see below is a part of the sculpture by the most famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović that I showcased before here.



If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a photo post in black and white before next Sunday 6 November

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave me your links in the comment section bellow.

Please, check out the entries for this challenge. There are some wonderful contributions:

Circle of Love

I’m not going to talk about universal love “expressed by all people for all people” as proposed by the on-call “happiness engineer“.

My take on love is the one that perpetuates the cycle of life and makes one feel connected with the universe as shown in the allegoric sculpture, the work of Croatian most renowned sculptor Ivan Meštrović titled the Well of Life. Maybe you recall seeing his work before on my blog.



The Well of Life by Ivan Meštrović



Closer view of the same sculpture


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The Well of Life with the Croatian National Theatre in the background


You may wish to enjoy a Croatian tune. Click on the player bellow….

Thursday’s Special: Symbolism


Four couples in love, a baby and an old man are shown as bronze figures surrounding a fountain in the centre of Zagreb.

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The sculpture, whose life-size statues are evocative of Rodin’s work, shows movement and continuum of the cycle of life. Paired human figures are embracing the well, the source of life with joy and carelessness, driven by love, life’s greatest mystery and its ultimate purpose.  


 The central figure in Meštrović’s masterpiece is the old man at the end of his life who is contemplating the accumulated water (the life he lived) with regret.


Ivan Meštrović, the most renowned Croatian sculptor and one of the world’s greatest sculptors of the 20th century, created his “Well of Life” (Zdenac života in Croatian) while still a student in 1905. In 1912 the sculpture was placed on the square before the building of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb where it still stands.



This post is my response to guest challenge themed “symbolism” and hosted by Madhu. Please see her post and join her for this exciting challenge. Happy Thursday everyone!




Click on the links bellow to see the entries for this challenge:

Proud Kiwis

Symbolism by Klara

Tulip Festival in Istanbul

 Taj Mahal

Il Duomo di Milano


 The symbolic equipment

The Giant CITGO Sign