Photographer's Note

Some TrekEarth members tick off new countries, other keep reaching deeper into archives.
As mentioned before, I had much higher standards before, I wanted to show here only photos which were really good but with the lack of time/money, effectively it would mean that I would be absent from TrekEarth so instead, I tend to show photos which are at least acceptable as long as it allows me to share something interesting and still be part of this unique community. So some photos which did not make the cut before, have a chance now.

I thought it will be great to show the close up of the monument emphasizing the gesture of the man who raises the Bible but at the same time to include as much church as possible. When I got closer to the statue -not much was left from the church. When I got more of the church (in this photo) the statue almost disappeared and certainly its dramatic gesture became not noticeable.

When I thought I figured out who is the person presented in the statue I shook my head in disbelief. Why on Earth would they make a monument to the famous Hollywood comedian in front of this old church! It took me a while to realize that the statue presents William Farel and not Will Ferrell. As you can read in the link, Farel was a friend of John Calvin (not Kelvin), one of the most notable church reformers next to Martin Luther (not Martin Luther King J.).

This photo presents the monument of William Farel in front of the Collegiate Church of Neuchâtel.
Collégiale church, begun in 1185 and consecrated in 1276, is a graceful example of early Gothic. The east end of the church, has three Norman apses. The main entrance, to the west, is crowned by a giant rose window of stained glass. Within the vaulted interior, the transept is lit by a lantern tower. The unique Cenotaph of the Counts of Neuchâtel is located on the north wall of the choir. Begun in 1372, and the only artwork of its kind to survive north of the Alps, the monument comprises fifteen near-life-size painted statues of various knights and ladies from Neuchâtel’s past, framed by 15th-century arches and gables.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 106 N: 19660] (75255)
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