Cross and Crow

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Cross and Crow

Frequent Photo

The cross looms menacingly and the crow waits his chance.

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On a lighter note, does anyone local know where I took this?

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  • I like the the juxtaposition of the two objects, especially how they can oppose each other in their symbolic meanings

  • I like the the juxtaposition of the two objects, especially how they can oppose each other in their symbolic meanings

  • utterly perfect

  • utterly perfect

  • No idea on the whereabouts, but I am curious, what are the symbolic meanings represented here.

  • No idea on the whereabouts, but I am curious, what are the symbolic meanings represented here.

  • ahh hahahahahahhahaha! that’s the funniest thing I’ve read all night!

  • ahh hahahahahahhahaha! that’s the funniest thing I’ve read all night!

  • This reminds me of a Sting song, can’t remember the name of the song, but the lyrics are haunting, “Birds on the roof of my mother’s house, I try to chase them away, birds on the roof of my mother’s house, fly on my own roof someday.”

  • To me, the cross looked like a symbol atop a grave and crows are also symbolic of death. The way the cross seemed to loom over the crow struck me as the way humans (or at least me) tend to denaturalize death and over emphasize its terrors. So that death takes on a horrible aspect nstead of just a natural part of life that comes when it comes.

    And those song lyrics seem oddly appropriate.

  • To me, the cross looked like a symbol atop a grave and crows are also symbolic of death. The way the cross seemed to loom over the crow struck me as the way humans (or at least me) tend to denaturalize death and over emphasize its terrors. So that death takes on a horrible aspect nstead of just a natural part of life that comes when it comes.

    And those song lyrics seem oddly appropriate.

  • Has a western gothic feel about it. Dark and moody. Death and the traveler.

  • Has a western gothic feel about it. Dark and moody. Death and the traveler.

  • I can’t believe I botched those lyrics because I probably listened to this one a thousand times.
    The song is “The Lazarus Heart” and the lyrics go like this:
    “Birds on the roof of my mother’s house, no stones to chase them away, birds on the roof of my mother’s house, sit on my own roof someday.”

  • I can’t believe I botched those lyrics because I probably listened to this one a thousand times.
    The song is “The Lazarus Heart” and the lyrics go like this:
    “Birds on the roof of my mother’s house, no stones to chase them away, birds on the roof of my mother’s house, sit on my own roof someday.”

  • Are you sure that it isn’t a movie still from “The Omen”?

  • Are you sure that it isn’t a movie still from “The Omen”?

  • I love this photo, Kym!

  • I love this photo, Kym!

  • You are too funny, Kym! I hope you figure out where you were when you took this photo. It’s a great shot. Excellent observation, great composition and subject.

  • You are too funny, Kym! I hope you figure out where you were when you took this photo. It’s a great shot. Excellent observation, great composition and subject.

  • no luck with the location? it’s still funny that you have photo amnesia 🙂

  • no luck with the location? it’s still funny that you have photo amnesia 🙂

  • Kym,
    Shall I disclose the location of the photo? I’m surprised that one of the locals hasn’t identified it by now.

  • Kym,
    Shall I disclose the location of the photo? I’m surprised that one of the locals hasn’t identified it by now.

  • I know where it is but Mom is the only one so far who has identified the place. Go ahead, tell ’em.

  • I know where it is but Mom is the only one so far who has identified the place. Go ahead, tell ’em.

  • Good photograph…I like the negative space

  • Good photograph…I like the negative space

  • clearly this photo was inspired by one of bergmans flicks… is the next scene a line of exhausted and unbathed MJ clippers trudging disconsolately, laden with clipper paraphanalia, driven like cattle up thomas road by shorthaired growers in baseball caps driving F-350s?
    good coffee this AM

  • clearly this photo was inspired by one of bergmans flicks… is the next scene a line of exhausted and unbathed MJ clippers trudging disconsolately, laden with clipper paraphanalia, driven like cattle up thomas road by shorthaired growers in baseball caps driving F-350s?
    good coffee this AM

  • now that i have sobered up from the coffee, i wish to say that that grower stereotype probably fits salmon creek the least of many neighborhoods, no wish you paint your hood with such a brush, my movie mind was rambling at the mouth.

  • now that i have sobered up from the coffee, i wish to say that that grower stereotype probably fits salmon creek the least of many neighborhoods, no wish you paint your hood with such a brush, my movie mind was rambling at the mouth.

  • The photo reminds me of the excellent HBO series Carnivàle. One almost expects a dust storm to blow in from the east.

  • The photo reminds me of the excellent HBO series Carnivàle. One almost expects a dust storm to blow in from the east.

  • With all the possible scenarios posted for the location of this photo, I almost hesitate to share the answer to Kym’s question. The answer is much more mundane than those suggested, but, here goes.

    I’m not sure who is presently housed in this building but it is located next to the Garberville Postoffice. At one time, it was the building used by, I believe, the Assembly of God Church – thus the cross. I don’t have an answer for why the crow was there.

  • With all the possible scenarios posted for the location of this photo, I almost hesitate to share the answer to Kym’s question. The answer is much more mundane than those suggested, but, here goes.

    I’m not sure who is presently housed in this building but it is located next to the Garberville Postoffice. At one time, it was the building used by, I believe, the Assembly of God Church – thus the cross. I don’t have an answer for why the crow was there.

  • I know why the crow was there Tang Soo Do was getting out and the crow was hoping for crumbs from snacking kids!

  • I know why the crow was there Tang Soo Do was getting out and the crow was hoping for crumbs from snacking kids!

  • Hmm… good title for a book, “The Crooked Cross and the Hungry Crow.”

  • Hmm… good title for a book, “The Crooked Cross and the Hungry Crow.”

  • This is amazingly heavy.

  • This is amazingly heavy.

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