by Robert Boyd
Erich Schlegel/Getty Images, 2011
This sculpture is in front of the burned remains of a house on Lake Bastrop. The house burned on September 6. ("Texas Drought and Wildfires, Boston.com.) I am reminded of this:
Emmanuel Evzerikhin, Barmaley Fountain, Stalingrad, 1942
This is the Barmaley Fountain--a jolly piece of sculpture illustrating a rather macabre children's poem by Korney Chukovsky. This photo was taken during the Battle of Stalingrad.