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Description of Subject Matter: Mankind's Struggle for a Lasting Peace
This mural, entitled, Mankind's Struggle for a Lasting Peace, was one of the first works of art to be installed in the Secretariat building. In the artist's words it "symbolizes the essential purposes of the United Nations. These symbols cry out, pray, praise and condemn, but altogether they represent the hope of man for achieving peace". In the centre of the mural a gigantic four-armed figure (to represent the four corners of the world) is holding the blue emblem of the United Nations. This also resembles the dome of the General Assembly Building to symbolize reconstruction after the war.
Artist or Maker: Jose Vela Zanetti
Donation Date: March 19, 1953
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
three trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.