15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A blessings of faith power wisdom from a Saint
This image is a monumental sculpture of The Statue of Sveta Sofia in Bulgaria. The story behind this statue is as follows:
a). The statue, erected in 2000, stands in a spot once occupied by a statue of Lenin.
b). The statue of Sveta Sophia was considered too erotic and pagan to be referred to as a saint.
c.) 24 feet in height, the copper and bronze statue by the sculptor Georgi Chapkanov, stands on a 48 feet high pedestal.
d.) Adorned with the symbols of power (crown), fame (wreath) and wisdom (owl), the crown is also a reference to the Goddess of Fate – Tyche, inspired by the old emblem of Sofia dating back to 1900.
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