Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Sewen
Haut-Rhin

Alsace

Ballon d'Alsace

Notre Dame du Ballon

Our Lady of the Ballon

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1860

Sewen /  Notre Dame du Ballon   Sewen /  Notre Dame du Ballon

Description

Statue of St. Mary Immaculate Conception.

Inscription(s)

Inscription on the column are unreadable, except for the text
NOTRE DAME DU BALLON
at the foot of the statue and and the top of the column.

Annotation

Erected by Joseph Grisward in 1860 after surviving safe and sound a snow storm.

Ballon d'Alsace

There are four four monuments on the Ballon d'Alsace, where three departments meet:
  1. Notre Dame du Ballon, in Haut-Rhin (almost on the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  2. Memorial for René Pottier, in Vosges
  3. Jeanne d'Arc, in Vosges (maybe 5 meters from the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  4. Monument en mémoire des démineurs, exactly on the border of Vosges and Territoire de Belfort
Here is a interactive map.

Tags

Location N 47°49'17" E 6°50'39"

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