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St. Aposteln: Lady Altar

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 29 January 2009 in Art & Design.

This altar of Our Lady looks old, but I would bet it's only about hundred years. Nonetheless, a wonderful piece of art.

Edit: I found some info. The central Mary figurine is from 1500; the small figures are from Henrike and Dieter Franz, done in 1994; the Neo-Gothic reredos is from 1910. Well, I was almost right. :-)

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thata quite amazing! Its really quite new in the scheme of things! Nicely shot:-)

29 Jan 2009 6:53am

@Linerberry: That's a quite patchy altar, isn't it? :)

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

The details of the all the figures are quite superb, and to think the statue of Mary is so very old, it looks in wonderful condition. A beautiful shot of the Alter MS.

29 Jan 2009 11:43am

@MaryB: I think they have put together what had survived the war(s) and built up this altar. It's a real patchwork, but worth seeing, though.

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

A beautiful work of art filled with detail.

29 Jan 2009 3:45pm

@JoeB: Yes, I hope that I will have better light in summer; I've seen pictures of other photographers and they looked way better to me than my shot!
(What happened to your photo today? Seems it got lost again.)

Jen from United States


29 Jan 2009 5:40pm

@Jen: Thanks, Jen!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Well no matter how old and new it is, it is still just beautiful. The light here is so warm and beautiful.

29 Jan 2009 7:54pm

@Laurie: Some light spots were placed there, luckily.

Tracey from White Hall, United States

1500????? Are you kidding me? So cool. I love all the history you bring to us!

29 Jan 2009 10:20pm

@Tracey: There's eneough of it for us all. ;-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Thats twice in a few weeks that I've done it (he he) I make a change such as size , and it winds up on the next day. I should check, it should be there tomorrow.

30 Jan 2009 1:19am

@JoeB: Seems to be a bug of the system, but now it's finally there. :)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful warm colors and details.

30 Jan 2009 2:35am

@akarui: Would be a waste to let it unlit, no?

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

would like to see this in person!

30 Jan 2009 3:36am

@PD: It's not so large, placed in a corner of the transept of St. Aposteln. Will revisit this church when light will be better.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Now this has the kind of imposing darkness I associate with an old church.

1 Feb 2009 10:05pm

@Twelvebit: I prefer the lighter ones - saves you from carrying a tripod. :-)