Salzburg Photos: Madonna Statue at Salzburger Dom

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Baroque play with perspectives: Angels holding a crown over the head of Virgin Mary

Every decent tourist in Salzburg makes it to the Salzburger Dom Cathedral and enjoys its Baroque splendour. Many fail to see a typically Baroque play on perspectives: If you go to the center of the Dombogen arches and look at the Madonna statue in the centre of the square, you see a gilded crown hovering above her head; the crown in held by two angels half way up the Dom cathedral′s facade. The coronation of the Virgin Mary is a popular theme in Catholic faith and was particularly important during the age of counter-reformation and Barouqe.

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