Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Calling on God

This angel statue is from the roof of St John's cathedral in Den Bosch (the Netherlands). When they needed a new statue they decided to go for a modern take - so they ended up with an angel wearing jeans and using a cellphone!

Yes, you can ring the angel. But he only speaks Dutch.
There's temporary access to the roof for tourists at the moment, which allows people to see the amazing carvings on the flying buttresses in close-up - they're mostly C19th restorations of original medieval statues. 

Here are some of my favourites, pictured on Easter Sunday.

Mysterious hooded man
Ape with baby

Tambourine player (the only female figure on the roof)
Man with owl

Man riding a sphinx

Wild man with net, sitting behind a demon

1 comment:

Jo said...

Those are amazing. The cellphone angel looks like a suburban mom with wings, though.