Guam 2015: Guam in Monochrome — MM 2-8

When you drive down Marine Drive from Tamuning to Hagatna you will see a little park just past the Alupang Beach Tower. But don’t just drive by. Stop and take at look at the view of Alapang Beach and Hagatna Bay and the statue there. The statue is called The Women of the Island – Three Generations and this photo is my entry this week to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

The Women of the Island -- Three Generations.  Sculpture by Roberta Giovannini from a drawing by Ronald Castro.

The Women of the Island — Three Generations. Sculpture by Roberta Giovannini from a drawing by Ronald Castro.

Italian artist Roberta Giovannini created the statue out of clay in 1994 from a drawing by Chamorro artist Ronald J Castro and then had it bronzed. Ron Castro’s own daughter was the model for the little girl and his mother posed for the grandmother. It’s a tribute to all Chamorro women. Here’s what is inscribed on the plaque:

Throughout Guam’s rich history, we have depended on the strength and character of the Chamoru women to preserve our heritage.
As generations pass and our island changes, we will look to the women of each generation to pass on the values of our Chamoru culture.
This statue of the daughter, mother, and grandmother is a tribute to all Chamoru women who continue to be the lifeline of Guam’s culture.

My daughter decided to pose the three generations of women in our own family vacation on Guam — my wife, our granddaughter and herself — and asked me to take a picture. Here it is:

The three females on our family trip to Guam.

The three females on our family trip to Guam.

Why don’t you drop by Leanne’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome this week?

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About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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3 Responses to Guam 2015: Guam in Monochrome — MM 2-8

  1. gpcox says:

    A very nice tribute to the women of Guam! In your top picture, one can’t help but notice the contrast of the simple park and the modern city in the background.

  2. Pingback: My Guam Journals, Part 5.2 | Key of Dee

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