Sunday, December 15, 2019

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--Patriarch Pavle


I always wondered about the oddity of this statue.  It would seem like Patriarch Pavle is sitting on air...which I guess he is.

Looked it up and found info:  
In June 2018 it was announced that a monument to Patriach Pavle, head of the  Orthodox Church from 1990 to 2009, will be erected on the green area between the newly finished plateau and the tram stop in Tašmajdan Park. The 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) tall bronze monument was authored by Zoran Maleš. It was placed in the park on 13 November 2018 and dedicated on 15 November, an anniversary of Pavle's death. Maleš said that he wanted to show the etherealness of Pavle, who was deemed among Serbs as the "walking saint". He also added that he was influenced by the photos of patriarch commuting by the trams – it showed his mundane approach to life, using the public transportation, and he indeed often travelled to this spot when he was visiting the Saint Mark's Church. However, the sculpture of the patriarch in the sitting position, but without a chair, throne or anything that he is sitting on, garnered negative public reaction. The Serbian Orthodox Church said that this is a public monument and that they will not judge it, but that it plans to erect a proper, monumental sculpture of Patriarch Pavle in the churchyard of the Rakovica Monastery , where he was buried.

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SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--obliging pigeons

Sitting on  a park bench fiddling with my new Nikon Z50 mirrorless. And two pigeons obliged me. See other shadows on  SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.