11 Dec 17 For those of you who remember Thursday's submission, as well as those of you who don't, we are going to walk about another half block and make a left turn which will place us on the outside of the Church of Our Lady before Týn which dates to the 14th century. While I'm not certain, I believe Týn means Horšovský Týn, Czech Republic. The main entrances to the church face one side of the old town square. This image is of the door located at the north portal of the church. The portal was created by the Parlér workshops and belongs among the most treasured monuments of the high Gothic. The relief above the doors, my reason for taking the photo, illustrates the scene of Christ's crucifixion, where alongside Christ we see also the two thieves crucified with him. The detailed stonework shows the tiny figures of the souls leaving the bodies of the dying thieves; for the soul of the thief on Christ's left, who blasphemed even on the cross, devils are fighting in a wild frenzy, whereas the soul of the thief on Christ's right, who found faith in Christ on the cross, is being carried to heaven by angels. The original relief is currently exhibited in the St George Convent; this one above the door is a faithful copy. As was the case in a large majority of the buildings/churches we saw during our visit, this portion of the church was being repaired as you may observe at the base of the image. When you visit Praha be sure to seek out this end of the church and see it in person.
I've straightened and cropped the original a small amount but that's it. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 800; 1/15 sec @ f / 5.6 in the rain.
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