Friday, June 6, 2008

Morellenfeldgasse 26

Not too far away from the place I live, here in Graz-Austria, there is a road with this kind of statue on the wall of a building.



I was schocked the first time I saw it and every time I see it. This thing carries encrypted meanings which we could probably discuss, but I cannot yet believe that this creature on the bottom is ...pregnant! Things like that one can never find in warmer climates... I guess one more influence of Christianity or Alchemy? Maybe...But to be honest, I don't know if I like it or no.



Interesting detail

7 comments:

Andriy said...

Wow! Could it relate somehow to the plague?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Plague_of_Vienna

jorge said...

Very nice post Christo!

For the non-German speakers, I would like to add that all addresses in Austria (I guess Germany too) end either with the word "-strasse" or "-gasse".
Strasse obviously means street, while Gasse means a narrower street/path.

Andriy said...

„Stierlitz ging der Blumenstraße entlang. Plötzlich hob er die Augen. Das waren die Augen von Professor Pleischner.“

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirlitz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirlitz

Χ.Ζ. said...

heheee....I am not sure if it has anything to do with plague...Some readings about symbols etc. could tell me that the creature in bottom is the 'animal' (dirty) side of human, insticts and so on, (thats why the animal feet) while the 'angel' with the fire on top symbolizes the high states of spirit that one must reach. This is clear Christian Philosphy I think. The wheel (time?) is turning by a hand, maybe God's. Why is pregnant? I dont know...maybe the same story is repeated each time with new humans, who are getting born from 'dirty' creatures...
YOU DIRTY CREATURES! : )

Andriy said...

"the same story is repeated each time with new humans, who are getting born from 'dirty' creatures..."

- with a chance to become angels perhaps..

Χ.Ζ. said...

I do believe it as well, we all have our chances to be better and better humans...To carry maybe this flame of spirit! But I dont agree with the way they think about human insticts, like 'beasty' and dirty. We must the same time accept and live with our nature...---but how?... Hier ist eine Frage!!! : )

jorge said...

I think we should add "philosophy" to the labels :)