Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saint George

Saint George and the Dragon by Bernt Notke, St Catherine's Church, Lübeck
“Saint George and the Dragon” by Bernt Notke
St. Catherine's Church, Lübeck, May 2003
(Cast of the original wooden statue in
Storkyrkan, Gamla Stan, Stockholm)

7 comments:

Jacob said...

Is there anywhere in Europe you have not been? What a glorious statue! Such energy and emotion! Just a great photograph!

Dina said...

A "knight" in shining armour, even the horse is wearing it.
Great old statue.

I take pictures of St.George slaying the dragon wherever I can find them. Such a fascinating subject.

Tinsie said...

Very interesting. It's quite rare to see a statue of St George & dragon.

JM said...

Fantastic!

m_m said...

Wow! Looks impressive! I like this photo!

cieldequimper said...

Ach... I didn't go in. It was closed as were all the churches when I stopped in Lübeck for a few hours on the drive back to France from the isle of Rügen...
Does the date refer to the original or the copy?

VP said...

@ ciel - German Wikipedia says:
Ein Gipsabguss befindet sich seit 1924 in der Museumskirche St. Katharinen in Lübeck.