Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tommy Trojan

This life-sized bronze statue is Tommy Trojan, the University of Southern California's collegiate symbol and a favorite meeting spot on campus since 1930. I took this last weekend just before the dreadful USC vs. Washington State game. As a USC graduate, I feel like I paid for part of this statue (even back then it was an expensive university). More accurately, it was my wife who paid for part of this statue, as I was in school full-time working on my doctorate of pharmacy degree and she was paying most of the bills. When I graduated, she was given an honorary "Ph.T." degree (putting hubby through). I think she still has that diploma somewhere!
I like how Tommy looks like he's getting ready to go after that seagull with his sword! Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world!!

24 comments:

  1. Very dramatic shot, love that blue sky.

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  2. Cool shot and a great shot for your skywatch! Have a happy wweekend!

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  3. That really was a dreadful game last week...better days ahead for USC this Autumn.
    Hey Tommy has to fend off those seagulls, they are his natural enemy!
    Just saw your comment over on my Reagan Library post and wanted to encourage you to visit, it was really an amazing setting I did not expect at all from the location out in Simi Valley and full of California history.

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  4. Very good silhouet against that blue. Great shot.

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  5. Wonderful!
    Happy Sky Watch Friday!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  6. It looks colossal!! And silhouette photography is always a special and unique view. I LOVED it!!

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  7. Beautiful shot. The statue is wonderful but in combination with the seagull it's great!

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  8. What a perfect silhouette! Beautiful. :)

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  9. Perfect timing with that gull in the shot. Very nice silhouette against the vivid blue. :)

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  10. This is terrific! The silhouette looks great.

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  11. Awesome composition, well done!

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  12. great shot. yay for both you and your wife. :)

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  13. Echoing TexWisGirl's comments for you and your wife. Beautiful shot, seagull and all.

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  14. Great shot. Sorry about the loss, but I am a long suffering WSU Coug fan so it was nice to see them get the win.

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  15. I think this is a great shot. You caught the seagull about to change his flight plan.

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  16. Love this, very cool indeed! :<)

    mypoeticpath.wordpress.com (where my skywatch link is)

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  17. That's a very impressive statue and, I'd say a brave gull to fly so close ;>)....I had to go look up the results of that game because you made me curious. Bill graduated from WSU (and I got the same degree as your wife!)....but we long ago gave up following the Cougars.. They actually won a game! Wow.

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  18. Hi i thought at first that you are advertising some spare parts, haha. But the photo is so lovely with that bird in there, and the blue background. I also love that degree, first time to hear that "PhT". What a kind wife! Thanks also for visiting my post.

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  19. Tom takes quite the photo--and so do you!

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