Monday, June 14, 2010

A Survivor


This Baroque statue of St. John Nepomucene was originally decorating the Alcantara Bridge destroyed by the big earthquake in 1755.
Carmo Archaeological Museum at the Carmo Convent ruins, Lisbon

24 comments:

Irina said...

The composition, colors and impression of the first photo are just fantastic. Frightening and majestic.

Babzy said...

i lov the first image , very imposing !!

Olivier said...

Impressionnante cette statue au centre des ruines

brattcat said...

A perfect title for these haunting images.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic church it must have been! And now it's got extreme "air-conditioning!"

Sharon said...

An amazing sculpture,not only for it's art quality, but for is survival too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Que foto mais gira!Excelente trabalho, eu adorei a forma que os arcos aparecem após a escultura!Simplesmente perfeito!
Fico contente que essa escultura foi resgatada e sobreviveu ao terremoto.
Uma ótima semana
Léia

Joanne said...

Demais! E eu que ainda não entrei aqui.....

Lois said...

He does look a little menacing in that first shot!

T. Becque said...

I love the angle in that first shot!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and beautiful Shot !!Great CHurch !!

cieldequimper said...

The pediment is extraordinary with that face looking up on the left.

VP said...

We have one still on a bridge but it is anything like this. A beautiful statue, I really like how you framed the first image.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love the way the arches glow in the first shot and make a perfect canopy for the statue.

Jacob said...

Fantastic compositions, JM; especially the first one...looks like a spectre! Wow!

Jacob said...

Re your comment on Florida Fotos: The State of Florida bought the land from from J. T. Goethe in 1992, so named the forest after him. Maybe that was part of the deal?

Steffe said...

Wow, top photo is a good one.

Boom Nisanart said...

The first photo got me.
Impressive shot and great statue : )

Wolynski said...

Love the top photo - can't make out what it is - very mysterious and ominous.

AB said...

I am not sure what this chap is doing, but with his tilted head, he looks very sad

Joan Elizabeth said...

I grin when you refer to the earthquake in 1755. Eastern Australia wasn't even a line on the map at that time.

Small City Scenes said...

Such an interesting shot. I love the arches. MB

Dina said...

In such a setting your St. John is very moving.

Marie-Noyale said...

The first shot is exquisite!