if You don't mind I will post a short series of sculptures done by my favourite satirical sculptor. The first one is located in the habour of Constance. It shows a female figure ;-) carrying a small pope on one and a small emperor on the other hand. But see yourself...
this is a more complete view:
The statue refers to the Coucil of Constance (1414-1418), i.e. the one where Czech reformer Jan Hus had been burned (so much for the charity - no word of excuse from Catholic church up to today, which gives me a bad pain as being a member :-( ).
There are reports, that Constance had about 7.500 inhabitants in the 15th century. And during the council there were 3.500 clerics and about 3.000 prostitutes (apparently all having their income). This should clarify the notion of the statue. At first the local powers tried to abolish it, but it is not on public estate. No need to say that by today it is a tourist attraction, :-P and guaranteed to stay.
The statue is on a rotating base, taking 3 minutes for one round. So one just needs to wait for the right moment triggering the camera which provides a good perspective. Very convenient.
Details could be found in the German Wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperia_%28Skulptur%29) - sorry no English translation available. The photo had been taken on a evening (4 p.m.) in a mild light. I used a 135mm telephoto. (plus a 2x converter for the detail).
Hope You like it!
Best regards Peter
PS: as being an amateur photographer I tried my best to supply You a better pic than the one found in the wikipedia :-) .
My hometown Harja-valta translates "Brush-power", who knows why. Perhaps because both leaders, the mayor and the chairman of the city government are females ;D. Big one is at the traffic circle in the middle of the town but I have this on the chimney-piece.
This is the second work of Peter Lenk I would like to present here. He called it "Triumphal Arch". It is about car driving, and it is located in the middle of the busiest road of Constance. I still don't got a good overview picture, but I got quite a few good details...
As You see it all starts from the very begining of life...
this creature is looking to a lady, I will show later...
Best regards Peter
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2007 8:34:24 GMT -5 by Peter S.
Hey John, the story I was told was that these boats were made during WWII as a means of confusing Natzi Intel. by placing these stone boats where they woud be seen. I don't know if this is true or not but they are kind of cool.