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:

  1. Now there's a true revolutionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. An impressive monument, and quite a striking setting.

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

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  8. Wow. Now that captures the revolutionary spirit!

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

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

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  11. WOW! What an amazing statue!

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

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

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

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

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  16. Amazing sculpture which you have photographed beautifully.

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  17. 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.

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

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