Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Lnáře
Jihočeský kraj

Road 20, bridge at west end of village

Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Donát

Saints John of Nepomuk and Donatus of Münstereifel


18th century

Lnáře /  Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Donát

Description

Two statues on the bridge over the Smolivecký river:
  1. North: Svatý Jan Nepomucký / St. John of Nepomuk (Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)
  2. South: Svatý Donát, on the base "ex voto" and "S. Donate ..."; Saint Donatus of Münstereifel (c. 140 - before 180), 2nd century Roman soldier and martyr (Wikipedia).

Lnáře - Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Donát
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Lnáře - Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Donát
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P.S. The morning of 13 September 2012 it was raining… The photos are therefore not as good as usual.

Tags

Location N 49°27'24" E 13°47'5"

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