Rising Damp

Rising Damp

Posted on 07/28/2014


Photo taken on June 30, 2013


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Church of St. Francis


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a curious piece of wall art at the St. Francis monastery in Pula. I monochromed the background to bring out the vivid colours. There were six of these geometric patterns around the church. Anyone know what they may symbolise?

Indycaver (Norm), Marko Novosel, William Sutherland, goandgo have particularly liked this photo


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Esther
Esther
Very nice use of color.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous shot!

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3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great find and photo! This one is a clover ... symbol of St. Patrick.
3 years ago.
Rising Damp has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
that is odd... in a 14t6h century church, in Croatia...?
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Rising Damp
Oh … I wouldn’t know how the symbol arrived in Croatia, but St. Patrick was 4th or 5th century depending if you subscribe to the one, or two St. Patrick theory. He used the symbology to teach the Trinity and I assume he wasn’t the only one to do so. Croatia is quite a ways from Ireland, but it’s not that far from Rome, and Rome would have been familiar with St. Patrick. It’s also possible it’s one of those symbols which shows up in more than one culture and religion … much like the swastika did prior to WWII. I do wonder why St. Patrick’s symbol has four leaves and not three, but then it also could be the reason the four leaf clover is considered “good luck” with a little bit of St. Patrick in your pocket? :-)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Rising Damp has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
that's interesting, thanks :) I'll post another of those symbols soon, maybe you can help me futher identify!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Rising Damp
Maybe ... :-) I was so focused on the clover I didn't notice the fleur-de-lis around the border. It's another symbol of the Trinity in religious art.
3 years ago.