Monday, July 25, 2016

The Statue Next Door

There is a statue next door and my feelings towards it run hot and cold.

Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't like it at all.

It is an odd statue and I will explain.  But here it is with the Cathedral in the Background.

You see it is a statue of Michael (the ArcAngel) slaying lucifer.  But then it gets odd.  Lucifer's head has been severed and is hanging below a giant crab.  Around the statue are 11 different giraffes, famed for intelligence or sweetness or something.

Why the crab and the giraffes.  Well the symbolism is explained on a plaque, but I don't completely get it.  At times it seems symbolic and deep and other times just silly.  But it is pretty.

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