Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ghastly Battle

A monumental bronze work commemorating the 1288 Battle of Worringen stands in the old town area of Düsseldorf, Germany.

The battle, which is said to have claimed more than 1100 lives, led to the granting of Düsseldorf's town charter.

The sculpture (Stadterhebungs-Monument) was created in 1988 for the city's 700th year jubilee.

Spooky features abound, like the skeleton and this fellow, his face frozen in fear as the battle rages on around him.

7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

The person who created these works was a true artistic craftsman. Nice photos too.

Halcyon said...

That skeleton face is pretty creepy. /shudder...

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Dear lezard,
I come to visit your blog but that heads do scare me SO MUCH!!!!
Not my style....

JoAnn

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hmmm I mean R&R,
(not lezard)
whats your name anyway?

Jules said...

That is seriously scarey - it looks real. Wouldn't want to be there on a dark night!!!
Halloween is not something done up here but I have on occassions had a Halloween party.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Abe, Halcyon & Jules ... thanks for the comments. Halloween isn't big here, it's one of the things we miss.

JoAnn ... RnR stands for Rochelle & Rich. Today's the last halloween pic, from Gelderland. Tomorrow it's back to our area.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Fantastic photos. The skelton face would be very dramatic to see on any day let alone near Hallowe'en.