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    I enjoyed all these views of Trondheim, with so many different colours of the city lights.
    But the last one, #1183/4 ...Ohhh look ...a shooting star! …I bet you made a wish

    The details of the carvings when seen in your marvellous close-ups are indeed magnificent and breathtaking. I see that you are, not unnaturally, selecting King Olav Tryggvason (#1188) as especially significant, but may I be allowed to mention what for me is outstandingly significant and best? - SAINT CECILIA no less!!!!!

    In my excitement I don't sound as if I'm being at all ladylike and modest, but actually SHE is. You see in #1185/1 it is St. Catherine on the right who is actually ON the west front of the cathedral, and is looking rather self-importantly pleased with her status. Whereas Cecilia on the left has a more modestly placed position on the side of the tower. She's not conventionally pretty but rather interesting looking in a shy yet cheeky kind of way. I'm sure she loves her vantage point and I bet she doesn't miss a thing happening down below! ...looks like she's spotted you with your big lens out of the corner of her eye!

    I so identify with and love this statue, and it is an absolute thrill to at last see close up photographs of such quality which really does it justice. Thank you so very very much Captain, and believe me these images of yours have stirred up an absolute explosion of delight and gratitude.

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      pakarang commented
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      I did make a wish, but so far, it has not come true yet..... impatiently waiting for the wish to come true.

      Sain Cecilia and King Olav Tryggvasson in the same sentence.... oh, well.... that is a mouthful. I'm anyhow so pleased that you enjoyed these, because I do have a few more to share.

    More of the exterior of the dome: in engaging detail:





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      That "guy" from the book on the cross:

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        Not entirely sure what or who this is:



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          The glass window is way better from the inside of the Nidarosdomen Cathedral:



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            Some of the more stranger looking beings decorating the Nidarosdomen Cathedral:





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              Lady Saint Cecilia and a few others:





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                Almost done now folks, please bare with me:



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                  The dome is filled with statues of many different types:



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                    These next four, I do love for some reason beyond my understanding:







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                      I suppose these must be Adam and Eve and ....?



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                        And then FINALLY, these are the final three close ups from that day:





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                          #1194 is St. Michael, seen with a spear and shield. He was considered to be the chief archangel, and fights against evil, symbolised by the dragon. But over time, St. George became the more popular saint with similar symbolism. The balance on the shield has something to do with weighing souls on the day of judgement – sorting out the blessed and the damned.

                          In #1197/2, Michael appears again as part of a representation of the last judgement, and showing the weighing in the balance actually taking place! The upper part of the last judgement depiction is shown in #1199/2

                          #1198/2 is King Hezekiah, a king of Judah.

                          Yes, that’s Adam and Eve in #1201, and the other figure is the angel who is expelling them from paradise. The two kings below are Uzziah and Solomon, holding his temple.

                          Apart from my favourite saint, I must say I am especially fond of the first of your "more stranger looking beings" (#1196), and the creature in the last image.

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                            Nice shots of a beautiful cathedral.

                            Now, the very first humans on Earth Adam and Eve got three children, all boys; Cain, Able and Seth. Then what...?
                            Some say 'oh, they married and had children'. Ok, initially there were five humans on the surface of the Earth, in a family. To whom did they merry??? Just wondering
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              I tend to only be interested in and know about and the 'who'’s who' of religions through the iconography. So, seeing the wonderful west front of this cathedral, it interests me to identify the sculptures from the attributes associated with the various saints - Cecilia, the patron saint of music holds an organ for example. Then the artistic creativity of sculptor or artist starts to become interesting e.g. in the depicted facial expressions of people whose appearance is not known.
                              Some sense or experience of place I find stimulating too - St Paul becomes slightly more interesting for my having been to Ephesus and Corinth and the mythology recounted by Homer for having voyaged by sea around the Mediterranean.

                              So I am hardly the person to answer your question Sterkoder, but I nevertheless vaguely recollect something about this (probably from the context of creationism and evolution arguments).
                              Isn't there some mention in the book of Genesis of Adam attaining a great age and having many more children? So one would suppose a male son would have married a sister, as incest wasn’t considered sinful until the later time of Moses.
                              Something like that anyway!

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                              • Sterkoder
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                                Yes, me too heard all about that incest and marrying of sister and all.... The stories of the great book beats me.
                                (If they only could stick to the story of that good man walking around in the middle east doing good...., one could have belived something. They just had to throw in all that other unbelivable stuff, didn't they...).
                                Sorry to all true christians out there, but as I respect you, I expect the same in return.
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