Monday, September 7, 2009

Hebe, The Goddess of Manitou

Some of you may remember, a few months back, a case of mistaken identity with the town goddess. The original statue (thought to be Hygeia) has graced the town center for 119 years, and was revealed as Hebe by one of our locals, who also happens to be an art historian. Manitou recently sponsored a contest, enticing our artist-rich town to paint versions of the statue, which will eventually be auctioned off. In the meantime, they are gathering worshipers and praise along the Ave. I snapped some pix yesterday wandering around town.

Next to Wheeler Spring and the Post Office

At the Crossroads of Manitou Ave and Ruxton

Surveying her domain

Hebe in a more classical style, next to Soda Springs Park

1 comment:

Milaka, proprietress, said...

I like the more classical rendition myself. :o) I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to art.