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How big are the Virgin Marys statues over here!
11-OCT-2008 Marisa

How big are the Virgin Mary's statues over here!

Avignon - Provence (France)

I found this statue quite imposing and a bit overwhelming,
then I saw one even bigger in Marseille...wait and see!
Actually the matter is that the Popes who had lived in the Palace had never been able to see this enormous statue, because it was built some centuries later, in 1859 and placed on the top of the ancient Cathedral, which had been much damaged by historical vicissitude and by time itself....



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This photo is part of my visual diary about my trip to Avignon.
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Aida Villaronga13-Nov-2008 17:53
Superb color, composition and beautiful . Absolutely perfect!! V
Raymond Ma01-Nov-2008 06:15
Wonderful celestial glow! V
Steve Morris30-Oct-2008 20:43
Love the angle and the colours - great work!!BV
Paul L-R29-Oct-2008 22:37
Fantastic light, colour and tones. Superb!! V
FrankB26-Oct-2008 20:43
stunning shot...the golden tones are perfect...V
Rob Oele26-Oct-2008 11:46
Brilliant Marisa! V
Denis Vincelette25-Oct-2008 09:41
Du beau travail !
Susanne v. Schroeder24-Oct-2008 14:43
The colors and light are most impressive!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet23-Oct-2008 12:06
C'est à croire qu'elle descend tout droit de ce ciel surréaliste.
Brad Troy Photography23-Oct-2008 01:02
Great capture of this statue against some spectacular colors in the sky. Voted.