Friday, April 2, 2010

Crown of Thorns


Today, Christians around the world celebrate Good Friday. This lovely statue was photographed at The Garage.

17 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

The shadows on this sculpture fit the mood of today perfectly Virginia.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice, Virginia. It really captures Christ's pain. We tend to sanitize just how cruel His death was. The flogging alone brought him just to the point of death. The reason they stopped at 39 lashes was because the 40th usually brought on death by a massive heart attack and the victim would look like a piece of raw hamburger, virtually every piece of skin ripped from the body. Too graphic, perhaps, for a blog post - but this is what the Romans did to Christ before nailing him to the cross.

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brattcat said...

What beautiful light, V.

Thérèse said...

Happy Easter Virginia! I will retain the light coming out of this picture!

Yvi said...

That`s a great portrait of a beautiful sculpture!

B SQUARED said...

Easter wishes to you and yours.

Leif Hagen said...

A perfect photo for Good Friday! Happy Easter to you and yours!

steviewren said...

Great selection for today. Beautiful photo. Happy Easter.

Ken Mac said...

hmmm. buggy eyes. flat nose...who is this guy?

Daryl said...

Fabulous! A perfect image for the day, even this Jewess can see that

Laurie said...

Ken made me spit up my coffee.

Happy Easter to you, lovely one.

dinah toro said...

To all: Have a blessed Easter

Virginia said...

KM,
I happen to know that you know Him! This piece was in the junky, quirky Garage. A little worse for wear I still like it and the shadows. Happy Easter my friend.

Thanks everyone for your nice comments and good wishes.
V

Jacob said...

Assuming you are a Christian, I'll wish you a wonderful Easter weekend!

Bob Crowe said...

This is quite moving. Reminds me of when I was a kid and we used to sing O Sacred Head Surrounded at this time of year. This could be interesting in B&W, too.

Nathalie said...

Very good choice of sepia for this photo and theme.