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Friday, August 27, 2010

PhotoHunt - Framed

The sculptures shown below are framed by protective winter cover outside the Salzburg Dom Cathedral in Austria. At first I thought the statues are undergoing restoration but I later found out that the the steel framed structures are built to protect the fragile statues from hard winter freezes. There are a few open spots to encourage airflow and it's amazing to see how well preserved those statues are under the framed glass panes.

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31 comments:

  1. Oh didnt know statues cant stand hard winter freezes..tQ

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  2. Why it has to be protected? Wow...that precious huh.

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  3. I guess...if we don't preserve the, they are going to be gone. :D

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  4. The structure looks cool and functional. The statues are indeed precious to be cared for. :)

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  5. Wow, I've never seen such a think. It's like a little greenhouse for sculpture. Great photos!

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  6. Your post resulted in an urge in me to buy an air ticket and fly off somewhere.

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  7. Hello! Long time no visit!

    I love the lovely sculptures in Europe. Happy weekend!

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  8. The sculptures are beautiful and an interesting post. I wasn't aware of that kind of protection for the winter.

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  9. The statues can't stand the winter freezes? Interesting!

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  10. What a beautiful statue. I've never seen protection of that sort before but if it helps then it's an excellent idea

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  11. Isn't that interesting? I haven't seen that before.

    Happy weekend to you.

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  12. Have never seen this kind of enclosure before -- and even though I've visited Salzburg, albeit one summer many years ago! Interesting that it's been created -- as I would have thought that statues created in that climate would be able to withstand it without help!

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  13. It's a very modern approach in preserving those beautiful monuments. It's good that they thought of such framing structure to house it.

    enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Wow! These shots are very impressive. Love those details. :)

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  15. The statues are so beautiful and it's good to know that they protect them from the harsh weather, even though I think the framed glass doesn't go with the architecture.

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  16. i can just imagine those that are not protected.

    beautiful photos!

    happy weekend! :)

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  18. It's probably a good thing, but they look like they are in prison.

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  19. Oh, wonderful photo! I'm so glad they're preserving artwork for future generation. It's a fact that our pollution and modern lifestyle are endangering statues and carvings that have withstood centuries of weather...

    Great idea for the prompt...

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  20. That is wonderful that they can protect them like that! Great take on the "framed" theme!

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  21. wow..truly amazing sculptures!

    happy weekend LR! :)

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  22. I never even thought about statues needing to be protected before. Excellent photos!

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  23. Just looks very strange, are they getting enough oxygen in there? :P

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  24. LR: Very cool shot, didn't see that in the Spring when we were there.

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  25. wow, the status up close is really beautiful!
    i love the details it shows. :)

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  26. I have never seen such a protective covering for statues. I guess it is a good idea to protect them from the elements. It looks like you can go inside?

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  27. Toemailer, AVCr8teur,

    if you look closely, there are a few triangle open spots to encourage airflow within the statues. i took the shots of the detailed statues thru the open spaces.

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  28. In NTU, there is a glass pyramid like yours, may be they copy cat.

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