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photoblog image Saint John of Nepomuk of Bruges

Saint John of Nepomuk of Bruges

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is apparently quite important in the Czech Republic. Apparently there were two of them, both around the same time. One was the confessor of the queen of King Wenceslaus, and the other had a significantly different political opinion from that of the same king. At any rate, the saint is usually portrayed with a halo of five stars, priestly robes and a crucifix. This statue was sculpted by a local Flemish sculptor, Pieter Pepers. At the back, the Church of Our Lady of Bruges can be seen.

Saint John of Nepomuk of Bruges

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is apparently quite important in the Czech Republic. Apparently there were two of them, both around the same time. One was the confessor of the queen of King Wenceslaus, and the other had a significantly different political opinion from that of the same king. At any rate, the saint is usually portrayed with a halo of five stars, priestly robes and a crucifix. This statue was sculpted by a local Flemish sculptor, Pieter Pepers. At the back, the Church of Our Lady of Bruges can be seen.

comments (19)

Two guys sharing a name... could be trouble...
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 26 Oct 2018, 01:39
the sunlight and the flying bird are wonderful elements here
Your composition is so great - with him flanked by those lovely lampposts and with the bird flying in...
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Oct 2018, 06:27
Nicely composed Ayush, the church looks grand and inviting
J'aime beaucoup ton choix de cadrage et l'oiseau, c'est la cerise sur le gâteau.
Bonne journée Ayush
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2018, 07:08
I have visited the interesting Church in the background, Ayush
is he missing a star? was that an insult? just wondering lol neat shot, and the bird adds an ominous feel...
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Oct 2018, 08:54
This is made in the Gothic style Ayush. I had not heard of this saint so thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Oct 2018, 09:55
The brewery for 'Brugse Zot' is just round the corner here smile You mad a great picture here.
It is certainly a very fine statue.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2018, 12:36
We are standing surely on a bridge - I like this saint very much - and this is a wonderful composition of Bruges, an eldorado for photographers.
Lots to see here.
Initially, I was confused whether this is in Bruges or in the Czech Republic... Then I read wikipedia... grin

Nice capture...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Oct 2018, 16:04
You captured this very good, Ayush. I love the Golden Hour here. Wonderful scene.
The church looks rather fine bathed in sunlight. Not heard of this saint before
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Oct 2018, 04:12
What an interesting image, Ayush!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2018, 17:58
I was immediately attracted by the golden light not he church. I especially like the lamps either side of the statue.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2018, 17:32
Nicely framed.
The bird sets this off nicely. In the spirit of Halloween it might be a cool one for a B&W

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