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Hofkirche (Court Church)
14-Mar-2017 T.A.LeRoy

Hofkirche (Court Church)

Innsbruck, Austria

is above all known for the cenotaph of the emperor Maximilian I and the so-called “Black Men”.
On his death-bed, the emperor Maximilian I (1459 - 1519) expressed his wish to be sepulchered in the
S. George’s chapel in the Castle Wiener Neustadt.
This wish was fulfilled, but the 40 bronze statues which were commissioned for his grave-site came out to be too heavy.
Therefore, his grandson, emperor Ferdinand I, had a separate church built with an empty grave (cenotaph).
If you are interested in the story - you'll find more details:

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Nirvan Hope24-Apr-2017 02:54
Great details of this fine craftsmanship.
Ceya23-Apr-2017 20:12
Fascinating statues, interesting story! V
Pepe Lugash23-Apr-2017 19:08
Incredibly realistic....not just sharp...but the texture!... BV
Martin Lamoon23-Apr-2017 17:50
interesting information, a fine capture.
Marcia Colelli23-Apr-2017 13:44
Beautiful statues with wonderful details and interesting history. V
Colin Storey23-Apr-2017 12:20
Wonderful image of these impressive statues.
Yvonne23-Apr-2017 10:38
They are really special statues with lovely detail... v
Gill Kopy23-Apr-2017 04:17
What beautiful works of art - I love the detail and how their gowns flow. V
laine22-Apr-2017 23:42
Stunning pieces with excellent details....
bill friedlander22-Apr-2017 21:17
A fine look at the intricate work. V
Ken Chambers ARPS22-Apr-2017 18:55
Amazing craftsmanship, beautiful detail Tom !
joseantonio22-Apr-2017 17:16
nice and sharp details.Well captured.V.
Tom Munson22-Apr-2017 16:23
Terrific image, Tom. They look so serious.
Hennie 22-Apr-2017 16:13
Great capture and beautiful details. V
Walter Otto Koenig22-Apr-2017 13:48
Very nice interior shot of two of the "Eiserne Mandl". Great result in the low light. This is a fascinating one of a kind church. "V"
globalgadabout22-Apr-2017 13:23
what well fashioned statues...the intricate detail is amazing...excellent shot too..
Neil Marcus22-Apr-2017 13:16
A serious couple (no smiles here). An interesting explanation. "V"
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal22-Apr-2017 13:08
Fantastic capture with beautiful details. V
Carl Carbone22-Apr-2017 12:49
Beautiful detail!
danad22-Apr-2017 12:26
Superb details and light ! V... and thank you for the explanations.
LynnH22-Apr-2017 12:19
Amazing craftsmanship. Excellent photo.v
Helen Betts22-Apr-2017 12:18
Excellent detail in these statues, and an interesting story as well. V.
marie-jose wolff22-Apr-2017 12:15
These statues are a great work of art, the fineness of the sculpture is magnificent, the faces are expressive,
Great capture! V
John Reynolds LRPS22-Apr-2017 11:33
Great capture of this regal couple. V.
peterjay4522-Apr-2017 11:20
Interesting history of these bronzes. Excellent photography, Tom.
Pierre Martin22-Apr-2017 10:37
beautiful picture very interesting!
barbarajoy22-Apr-2017 09:54
What an interesting story and an excellent image of these very detailed black figures". V
Juliette22-Apr-2017 09:52
awesome ! V
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