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photoblog image Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

 

This is a wall painting in the Martinikerk in Groningen, Netherlands.

It's "as is" with no textures added.


It reminded me of Boat Friday, for some reason.  :)

(Because it's St. Christopher carrying Jesus across the river, must be!)



Weathering the Storm

 

This is a wall painting in the Martinikerk in Groningen, Netherlands.

It's "as is" with no textures added.


It reminded me of Boat Friday, for some reason.  :)

(Because it's St. Christopher carrying Jesus across the river, must be!)



comments (42)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Feb 2013, 03:52
Ha Ha

I thought it was the famous "Skiing Jesus" giving a friend a ride down the slope, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA, indeed, Ray. Well, that's definitely one way to look at it. grin
Extraordinary find, Ginnie. I love how you've framed it so nothing else but the wall cracks are seen - it makes me feel like they're floating through clouds.
Ginnie Hart: It was such an unusual painting for me, Elizabeth...like a figment of someone's imagination still remaining from centuries ago. Thank you.
Has a modern feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: Strange how that can be, Michael, right?! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2013, 06:39
Remarkable wall painting, love the simplicity of it. And yes to me, this can be a rescue from the sea, by helicopter. The waves are with foam.
I bet the crew will be very surprised who they hauled into the helicopter.
Great picture, it does not need any textures.
Ginnie Hart: LOL at the surprise of those in the helicopter! grin You tickle me to death. Bedankt, MLMA.
Wonderful photo Ginnie... it's a beautiful painting of Saint Christopher carying Jesus across the river... he is still my patron saint of travellers... enen if the church deesn't agree with mesmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: So, I see I was right about Boat Friday then! I love it. Thanks, Peter, for reminding me who this is! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Feb 2013, 06:55
A wonderful wall painting - St. Christopherus, Chris' patron! Yes, you are right- and enjoy your weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. So I really WAS right about Boat Friday! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2013, 07:35
The action of the pole suggests punting perhaps Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: ...or as Peter alludes to, poling across the river! I guess this is your patron sait, Chris, which I didn't know ubtil Peter and Philine mentioned it. Happy travels, then! smile
Perhaps he was in a gondola Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! It does have that feel to it, Bill. grin
Wonderfully captured Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2013, 08:12
This must be the best St. Christopher mural I have ever seen, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind of you, Lisl. Thank you.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2013, 08:22
Nice shot. It almost looks like they are in a boat that is buried beneath the foam.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen, and exactly. Apparently St. Christopher is carrying Jesus across the river.
good likeness of Jesus smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed. smile
a lovely weathered image indeed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sarah.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2013, 08:53
I just adore this image. I agree, I love how you framed it in its simplicity. It does seem they are in a gondola. Precious!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sister! smile
  • Sarito
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 09:02
What an amazing painting.. nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 1 Feb 2013, 09:16
Une jolie peinture ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Merci.
  • Ginny
  • Australia
  • 1 Feb 2013, 10:05
On the move,lovely photo.
Ginnie Hart: They both were always on the move, I'm sure, Ginny. smile Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2013, 10:10
A wonderful capture of a beautiful wall painting Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Feb 2013, 11:00
A beautiful Image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I think he's swingin' on a rope,Ginnie, I can say these things,I've already been excommunicated! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Why does that make me laugh with glee, Frank! Welcome to the club. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2013, 14:05
What I always find interesting about the St Christopher story, is that he lived about 300 years after Christ ascended.

The picture is a great, with the natural texturing. How the painters, over the years, had to skip this little gem.
Ginnie Hart: These stories become legends, Louis, don't they. That means they don't have to make total sense. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 14:06
Up the creek without a paddle? Looks like there is a lifeline to hang on to when life gets too rough.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Alan. Up the creek without a paddle, indeed!
une légende qui est bien représentée
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Angevine. Merci.
Great shot Ginnie! They could be in the clouds, too - it's good for Boat Friday smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. I did also think of the clouds! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 15:15
This looks as if it could be quite modern, but I am guessing it is old?
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling it's very old, Anne, but I don't know how old. It IS the oldeest church in Groningen, from 1225. That's old!
This is lovely Ginnie, I'm so glad you posted it 'as is', but then I'm not a great lover of textures being added where there isn't one.
Ginnie Hart: This has it's own textures, Brian, so you're lucky. smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2013, 16:00
Lovely painting. Oh and real textures too! Would be nice to have this background as a texture, don't you think?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob, and I totally agree! Good idea.
Beautiful artistic painting
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Marie. Thanks. Merci.
A beautiful image. Thanks for sharing it...Peace be with you...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Larry! Ans Peace also with you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2013, 20:08
It is a delightful wall painting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I thought so, too.
A very expressive painting well presented, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
You live in the midst of so much art.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Michael, we do! We're "short of eyes."
At first it looked like they were being lowered by a rope... but it's probably a crack in the wall eh? Just under Jesus staff... it does look like waves to me. Good capture.
Ginnie Hart: It took me awhile to figure it out myself, Jacquelyn. Someone else helped me with the St. Christopher carrying Jesus part!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2013, 09:45
Such an exquisite little detail. Looks like they're disappearing into a snowstorm. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: It DOES look like a snowstorm, doesn't it, Marcie!
Christopher indeed. It is a beautiful church with a fine and tall tower.
Ginnie Hart: I love details like this all over the Netherlands, Wim!
Obviously a bit that survived the puritan revolution smile
Ginnie Hart: Thankfully, Tom!
Hello I am back x

Have you heard this news?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921

Thank god she's not in Groningen! Ha ha...
Ginnie Hart: First of all, welcome back, LC. Secondly, OMG! Yes, thank God she's not in Groningen!
Una bonita toma.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo.
Fantastic beautiful art. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sartenada. So do I! smile
Beautiful capture Ginnie, it is quite minimalistic and reminds me a bit of Chinese landscape painting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug, and, yes, you're right!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Feb 2013, 16:50
from the texture, i thought it was a sketch on paper! smile very nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Rian. You'd never know it was on the ceiling. Thanks.
Gotta love natural texture! What a fabulous wabi-sabi capture!
Ginnie Hart: You know how to spot them, dear friend!

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