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Odd thing is, this is also in German, "Sad Christ". I also thought the other language was Polish. It is wooden I think, is it perhaps in Germany near an Eastern border?

 

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The worried Christ, very appropriate right now.

No idea where it is, there are probably hundreds of those all over the world.

 

Theo

 

 

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If I may be so bold: I have found it and the German words helped me find it. But I cannot find an explanation why this is where it is.

 

Intriguing.

 

notamermaid 

 

 

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1 hour ago, notamermaid said:

If I may be so bold: I have found it and the German words helped me find it. But I cannot find an explanation why this is where it is.

I also found it using the German beneath the Polish. 😊

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This is certainly a depiction of Christ that is confusing in where it is placed. If I had not found a photo which my default settings facilitate (I think that is the case), I would have been thrown of course. For a bit I thought it had something to do with the Sorbian minority in Germany, but that is not the case.

 

I think another photo may be appreciated.

 

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@notamermaid - I didn't find it straightforward at all. I was first checking the Polish as it was difficult to read the German underneath. When I finally checked the German I found just one reference with no explanation. So, I know where it is but have absolutely no context. 🤔

I have not seen this shrine when visiting the area although it is located in a beautiful, historic area.  I also found a photo on the shrine on TripAdvisor when investigating this particular church/monastery.

I think another clue may be in order. 🙃

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I don't understand why the Polish "Pensive Christ " is inscribed above the German "Sad Christ" - especially in this particular area. What is the Polish connection to this area? Perhaps a connection during the Hapsburg dynasty? Hopefully, Ritabob can offer some context.

Overthinking again - I'll give it a rest. 😏

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5 minutes ago, jpalbny said:

I can't read the German at all. It's a blur on my laptop.

It was blurred on mine as well. When notamermaid mentioned "sad christ", I figured it must be bekümmere christus. 

We have all seen this church perched prominently on the hill but I certainly have not seen the shrine. I was looking for a wayside shrine in Poland. Sheesh!

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What a lovely setting. Bekümmerter Christus is correct. I agree the lettering is a little blurred. I just naturally completed in my head what was not so legible.

 

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Found the video, too, on the website of the monastery. Would you like to name town and river? :classic_smile:

 

Looking forward to what Ritabob can tell us about the place.

 

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Oh, alright then. :classic_smile: It is in Passau on the Danube. On the other side of the river at the pilgrim's church Mariahilf. I really want to know more about this place. Found out that this is for a Polish gentleman. But I need to go to bed now.

 

Which, after Ritabob's confirmation and explanation, makes this a wild card.

 

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Ding ding ding!  We have a winner!  Too bad they are going to bed, so we have a wild card.

Thank you to Renmar for the link to the YouTube video. Now I wish I would have had a chance to see the interior. 

  On our tour that day we did not go into the monastery but walked through the woods to an overlook  for a view of the Inn and the Danube rivers.

 

WILD CARD

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12 hours ago, notamermaid said:

Found out that this is for a Polish gentleman.

I would love to know about the Polish gentleman. Would you please share what you found? 🙂

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