Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 Theme Day: Revolution





The Pater Joachim Haspinger monument in St. Martin in Gsies, cast in bronze in 1959 at the commemoration to the "150 Years Tyrolean uprising in 1809" by sculptor Othmar Winkler.


Father Joachim Haspinger (1776 – 1858) was a Catholic priest and leader of the Tyrolese revolt against Napoleon.

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24 comments:

Dina said...

Now there's a true revolutionary.

VP said...

An uprising against a foreign tyrant is a war of independence, not a revolution. This makes me like this statue even more!

Bergson said...

impressionnante statue

Rob Siemann said...

Cross and sword......

Karl Demetz said...

Well... historians speak about a rebellion...
War of independence, Revolution, Rebellion...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrolean_Rebellion

Revrunner said...

You know he must have been a tyrant if he even made the monks angry. :-)

Kate said...

Yes, historial figures like Napoleon generate revolutionary behavior on the part of many people, even clerics!!

RedPat said...

I like that piece a lot!

Sharon Anck said...

Great choice for today's them Karl. Impressive statue.

William Kendall said...

An impressive monument, and quite a striking setting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant for today Karl.. he looks a little scary for a priest but I guess he was a wee bit 'riled up' :)

Stuart said...

Wow. Now that captures the revolutionary spirit!

Gunn said...

A good choice of theme day image!
He looks wild!

Marleen said...

Great perspective in the 2nd photo with the church tower so small.

fredamans said...

WOW! What an amazing statue!

Lois said...

Wonderful choice for the theme Karl! I especially like the second picture.

Jack said...

This is an especially dramatic sculpture. The tension in his body suits the physical effort. Great choice.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful perspectives indeed!

Jim said...

A great theme day post.

Chrissy Brand said...

A powerful and fascinating statue- great angles on it Karl.

Julie said...

Reminds me a bit of the fabled "grim reaper", Karl. Very startling, and life-like statue.

LOLfromPasa said...

Amazing sculpture which you have photographed beautifully.

Carraol said...

Impressive sculpture! Here in Mexico Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.

Merisi said...

A great moment to commemorate a hero of the resistance against Napoleon!

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