Christian Statues in My Village
I live in a small village of 650 people situated in northwestern Hungary, approximately 10 kilometers south of the Austrian border. I have often described this settlement as "nondescript", and in many ways it is. Nevertheless, the village and its immediate surroundings are home to a number of humble yet moving Christian statues from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
@ S.K. - "Agents of change" are not an issue here, thankfully. The only real dangers these sorts of statues face are the weather, time, and neglect.
@ David - Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. These sorts of statues and other religious art dot the landscape here in Hungary.
There's a small town near here that has this lovely statue overlooking the ocean, among others, erected in the 1950s. I took these pictures two summers ago:
@ David - Well, what can I say? Beautiful. Reminds me of Caspar David Friedrich's Tetschen Altar.
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