Thursday, 5 July 2007

St. Andreas - #139

This is St. Andreas - St Andrew - seated in front of the eponymous church in our village and looking across over the Hauptstrasse (Main Street - yes, we have then here, too..) at the old and new town halls.

Both this and the tall bronze pillar on the other side of the road were created by Barbara Albrecht, an artist resident in the village, who has a significant body of work, including the stained glass windows in the cemetery chapel, depicting the six stages of life..

But that's not the only link between the two sculptures.

St Andrew - a fisherman, like his brother Peter - is holding a net which disappears under the cobbles and reappears at the base of the bronze pillar that depicts the history of Klein-Winternheim.
Flickr has more. Here and here

A nice way of linking secular and religious.

Just don't trip over the net...

4 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting story and nice photograph.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

lv2scpbk said...

I like it. Looks like he's sitting there to invite people in.

photowannabe said...

Inviting sculpture and a lovely place. I think the cobblestones have so much character.
Nice post.

Kate said...

Good photograph with complimentary flickr photos, too. Thanks. The stained glass windows are awesome!!

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