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Meet Saint Victor

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 7 May 2008 in People & Portrait.

We've been visiting Xanten Cathedral some weeks ago and already know that this church is dedicated to Saint Victor of Xanten. This is his statue, done in 1468 by master Blankenbyl of Wesel.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A great angle to this shot MS, I like the way St. Victor is looking at you. The statue is beautifully worked and preserved for one so old.

7 May 2008 8:48am

@MaryB: I don't know if the colours of this statue are original or if later generations painted it over and over. Actually, they were quite bleached out, so I thought a B/W picture would be better. And yes: it's a nice statue! The outer walls of St. Victor's Cathedral are filled with nice surprises like this one :)

eddy from tehran, Iran

nice statue

7 May 2008 11:02am

@eddy: Eddy!! Welcome back!! Glad to have you here again!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Great shot and works so well in bw!

7 May 2008 10:34pm

@Michael: Die Originalfarben sind irgendwo zwischen schutzig gelb und rosa, also nicht so der Bringer. Da habe ich mal mit meinem neuen Spielzeug experimentiert und fand die S/W-Version sehr viel ansprechender.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

wonderful shot and angle

8 May 2008 1:14am

@Jen: Considering his age, he still looks well, doesn't he? :-)