Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Evidently, Death is fluent in Latin


Leading up to Halloween, over the next week we'll break with our usual format to show you some of the more macabre sights we've seen during our travels throughout Europe.

At right we see Death inscribing the name of Sophie Charlotte, Queen of Prussia, into the book of eternity.

This moment is immortalized (can I use that word when speaking of Death?) at the base of Sophie's monument by Andreas Schlüter in the Berliner Dom.

BTW, thanks to the multiple bloggers who've tagged us; we need a day to recuperate from our travels, so check back tomorrow.

UPDATE: To see this pic in color, click here. Although the gold-plated original is striking, I thought the b/w version is better for the season.

6 comments:

Kate said...

This is a striking photo, esp. in b & w. What is the material?

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Thanks, Kate. I'm not sure what the base of the monument is made of, but the outside is gold. I updated the main post with a link for those who want to see it in color.

Dick said...

Interesting post and nice photo, I like the colored one also.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

You've captured it so well. I like the B&W version a lot.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is best in black and white. Gold seems wasted on anything related to death. I like the foot sticking out.

Neva said...

B&W looks better to me than the gold ...I agree with abe...gold is a waste on death....