..a memorial at the african burial ground national monument honors the memories of the estimated 15,000 africans buried at the approximately seven-acre site in the 17th and 18th centuries.. created by haitian-american Rodney Leon, the noticeable structure is a highly polished wall of granite which is called an “ancestral libation chamber”, which serves to physically, spiritually, rituistically and psychologically define the location where the historic re-internment of remains and artifacts of 419 africans has taken place.. it’ll also serve to acknowledge the site as a “sacred place” where thousands of africans are currently buried..
For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who were not forgotten
**that’s my “snout” at the bottom part of the frame, i didn’t bother removing it as proof that i was “in” the shot.. 😀
26 replies on “moleman series: african burial ground”
oops, series not over lol very cool shot, a round subject looks neat like this
Well the series isn’t over because it can only get better. You continue to impress me in many ways with the moleman Rian! Great shot!
wow .. i like fisheyes … so great perspectives
Its cool that with your fisheye lens you where able to capture the entire monument! Nice!
Another perfectly compososed fisheye shot!
Wow…moving memorial…no disrespect to it’s honorees or creator, but wouldn’t â€œancestral libation chamberâ€ be a great euphemism for “corner pub”?
An amazing memorial. Very neat treatment which works so well
super cool composition with the interlapping circles.
Another cool shot, nice one mate!
Wow. What a nice view. I’ve never tried a fisheye and your shots are making me want one now. Thanks for the comments on my photoblog btw. 🙂
I like how the repetition in the circles. Another very appealing shot.
That is indeed a beautiful monument.
I like the circles in the circles.
Great composition..Good use of lens..Bravo!
The moleman strikes again. Cool shot!
Great composition…and a wonderful memorial.
This is a wonderful tribute, you made it look even more imense/powerful.
A fisheye of a circle within a circle; they don’t get any better than this 🙂 Really cool!
feels like a powerful place. your image does it great justice.
Nice lense effect and good caption story. Regard From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Another great moleman… really like the perspective in this, and the story… Very nice.
Spiral in the circle 🙂 Well done!
And thanks for the information about a place I’d never heard about before.
such a memorial place!
like the tones here. useful text also.
I love this one. Perfect deformation of the lines and great composition.