Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This sculpture is to be found on a remarkable site!
It is on a site called the Valley of the Saints!

The site is in the heart of Brittany and dozens of statues of Breton saints have taken up residence on a hillside, whence they appear to be contemplating the landscape. Every year, some new giants are sculpted from the granite, so the landscape is continually changing.

This sculpture shows a saint praying. In the workshop you will see him in a boat. It could be a reference to Noah or a saint giving thanks for arriving safely in a new land.

Around 1500 years ago, priests and monks coming from Great Britain landed on the coast of Brittany. Some, like Malo or Brieuc, have left their mark on the region. In the village of Carnoët, sculptors have created giant four-metre high granite statues of saints and placed them on a feudal mound with views stretching out as far as the Monts d'Arrée mountains. Each one has its own particular style: one looks like the Petit Prince, another a North American Indian. In 2015, there were already around fifty statues. I'm not sure how many there are now!

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

holmertz, ikeharel, pierrefonds, jhm, jean113, Fis2, COSTANTINO, CMJC, aliabazari, mcmtanyel heeft deze opmerking als nuttig gemarkeerd

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 372 N: 21865] (85932)
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