Thursday, February 26, 2009

St. Nicolas in Baska Voda

In the idyllic town Baska Voda in Croatia a statue is placed on the mole protecting the boats in the harbour. With the pebble beach and the churches to the east and the boats in the harbour to the west, the stature is looking to the south, watching the Adriatic ocean (see map of Baska Voda)

The statue of St. Nicolas holds up his right hand like he is telling the see to be kind. Saints have always played an important role withing Catholicism and the statue in Baska Voda is a strong symbol of the power and protection expected by the saints. If you believe or not - the statue on the mole gives a feeling of peace and safety.

1 comment:

  1. "a statue is placed on the mole" - i hope the mole's ok!?