24 June 2009

Heavenly

The gilded statue of Mary and the Christ by Dutch Sculptor Hubert Gerhard, stands on a red marble column in the centre of Marienplatz.

The Mariensäule was erected in 1638 during the reign of Maximilan I in thanks to Mary for sparing the city from destruction by the army of Gustavus Adolphus during the Thirty Years War.

The statue can also be seen in some of the other photographs from Marienplatz I have posted in the last few days. This picture was taken in the evening with the sun directly behind the statue creating the silhouette. The low lying cloud added some extra drama to the image.

3 comments:

Babooshka said...

It is a heavenly image.

m_m said...

Wow! It is amazing!

olli said...

Thanks both. This was taken on the same day as the last few images and we had fantastic evening light to shoot in.

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