Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday Photo Shootout - Silhouette

When I first moved to Nanaimo, we had a mayor by the name of Frank Ney. Frank was quite a character.Among other things, he was the man who organized the first Great Bathtub Race. He was a controversial man. I didn't agree with his politics, but I remember him fondly as Black Frank, our Pirate Mayor. Recently, the city erected a statue of Frank Ney, dressed in his pirate costume, in Maffeo Sutton Park.

A couple of weeks ago, our grandchildren were here for a visit. On our way out to dinner, we stopped in Maffeo Sutton Park to play, and I took lots of pictures - including this photo of Frank Ney's statue.

Don't I live in an interesting town?

20 comments:

Bagman and Butler said...

What a great statue...I'm not sure whether he is about to attack or just dancing.

Simply Heather said...

I like this...his hat caught my eye :)

John Hayes said...

Nanaimo looks like a very fun place!

John Hayes said...

Oh, & do post about the Great Bathtub Race some time!

Sandra Leigh said...

B&B, he's probably dancing. I seem to remember that he did that.

Heather, yes, it's a very striking statue.

John, Nanaimo is a very strange place. We also have naked bungee jumping (but only once a year, for charity). Okay, I'll post about the Bathtub Race next year - and I'll try to do a better job of cropping any photo I use.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Yes, you do live in an interesting town and that statue is great.

AngelMay said...

I have GOT to come up for a visit! But...What the heck were you doing up in the middle of the night placing posts?

Sandra Leigh said...

Thanks, Jarie-Lyn.

LOL, AM - I posted at about 9:30 lastnight, but scheduled it for 1:00 a.m.

Barry said...

Arrrrgh! "Tis a fine statue orve a pirate, Lass!

Arrrr!

Kim said...

Quite interesting! A pirate mayor! Lucky!

Doreen said...

what a great shot!!

Kerry said...

Yahooo! A pirate-mayor! You do live in an interesting town.

J9 said...

That's a great photo - and the mayor sounds like a hoot - a neighboring town elected a homeless dog as a mayor once!

Denise said...

you do live in an interesting town. thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Great statue. Pretty sure that wasn't there when I was there. It's so cool to look at a photo and think, "I know where that is!" Great photo.

Rinkly Rimes said...

He looks great silhouetted against the sky.

NanU said...

Great story, and a fun statue!

Jen said...

Wow - what a great shot!

Carrie said...

An interesting town is right! I'd love to see a bathtub race. Run by pirates. Dancing pirates.
Fun stuff!

Scriptor Senex said...

Nice one, Sandra.

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