dinsdag 13 december 2011

Angel Statue

Statue beloning to a Railway Monument at the Valkhof Square Nijmegen: In 1865, the railway between Nijmegen and Kleve, Germany was established. In honor of this event this monument in 1884 in Renaissance style, was erected in theValkhof (square). It is one of the oldest statues Nijmegen has. The pedestal is an angel, representing the winged Victoria - god of victory - which throws a laurel wreath. The statue of zinc is a copy of one in the 30s of the 19th century marble sculpture made by C.D. Rauch. The limestone base is manufactured by J.J. Weve. Previously, the base also had a thermometer, a barometer and a clock. 
After World War II, the monument moved several meters.

On the base are the words: Unity makes strength

© KH

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