Friday, March 12, 2010

From Thomas in Germany (Direct Swap)


Erscheinungskind
Auf der Kuppel des Gnadenaltars
Baujahr 1743-1772

Google Translate version (with slight editing):

Publication Child
On the dome of the Altar of Grace
Year 1743-1772

This must be spectacular close up. If you look at the links above one of them shows the entire altar. It is magnificent. Thanks Thomas!

3 comments:

  1. Oops, Google Translate has made a mistake: "Erscheinung" should be translated as appearance in this context, according to the child who appeared three times to a shepherd and who asked for a chapel (which has become the current basilica in the course of time).

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  2. See now, that makes much more sense!

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  3. I just looked up "publication" on Dictionary.com. The second definition is: "the act of bringing before the public; announcement." It makes sense in that context. I never would have put it together though if you hadn't given the context of "appearance".

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