Black, white and old

When Cee asked for pictures of things older than 50 years I was tempted to post a self-portait but decided not do.

Here is a version of Anna Selbdritt instead.   “Anna Selbdritt” is the general name in German for a representation of the virgin and child together with Mary’s mother, St Anne.  It means a group of three including her. This is an example from the 15th century in the St. Marien Kirche in Kyritz near Berlin.I find it curious (if typical for the late gothic period) that Jesus and his mother Mary are the same size whereas Anna is much larger.  It’s carved from wood and hasn’t kept all that well.  b+w old 1


The following two building are also from the same area – not quite as old as the statue.


b+w old 3


b+w old 2


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older than 50 Years


3 thoughts on “Black, white and old

    1. I know what you mean. When I first lived in South Africa and then came back after a couple of years I marvelled at all the old stones lying around. I realised that living in Johannesburg I had not been inside a building older than 70 years at the most during that time …


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