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Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 1 October 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

In their weakest moments, even the prince-bishops of Bamberg were just men.

(Statue in Rose Garden behind the New Residence, Bamberg)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

yes indeed mate -- yes indeed!

1 Oct 2009 2:11pm

@dj.tigersprout: An eternal truth. :)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

p.s. finally remember to peep your coffee-table book! GORGEOUS! can i actually download it? or does it just open up in the screen?

1 Oct 2009 2:12pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks! Yes, there is a download link just below the title. (Or just click here. :-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Very nice processing !

1 Oct 2009 3:04pm

@MARIANA: Thanks very much! Wished the sunshine would continue!!

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully done!

1 Oct 2009 3:47pm

@B.Held: Thank you!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nicer colorful backdrop to this statuette. First thought those were red flowers until I eyed it a little closer.

1 Oct 2009 8:52pm

@Steven: These are flowers! Several hundred roses were still in bloom, it was a feast for the senses. You can sit there in a café, have a piece of Parisian chocolate truffle cake with a small can of coffee, smell all these flowers and have a fabulous look on the rooftops of Bamberg. It was really difficult to leave this place!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice statue.
I have answered to your question but I am sure at only 75% :)
For the previous dyptych, the left picture of Jesus on the ceiling has been taken in the Sacre Coeur (Montmartre) but photos are not allowed...

2 Oct 2009 12:28am

@akarui: Really strange; these churches that are also part-time museums sometimes have nasty restrictions. I didn't experience any problems in Rome or German churches, though. If it's forbidden in the big ones, I take a small church, then. :-)

Sriram from Chennai, India

beautiful shot... nice composition.. brilliant!!

2 Oct 2009 10:02am

@Sriram: Many thanks, Sriram, much appreciated!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I love the light falling on the statue, as for what taste the prince-bishops had........... I went to see the site of the city of Bamberg, what a wonderful town!! This rose garden looks like a piece of paradise when all the statues are lost among the blooming roses.

3 Oct 2009 6:18am

@Japanalia: Indeed, that was one of our favourite places. Many of the roses there were still in bloom and their scent was so lovely!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Not possessed of legs that fit the modern taste.

7 Oct 2009 2:20am

@Twelvebit: Aw, come on, she's still a hottie! :-)