Friday, December 24, 2010

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

The Christus

An exact replica of Danish Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Christus is located in the north Visitor's Center on Temple Square.  Standing over 11 feet tall and made out of white carrara marble, this beautiful representation of the Savior with his arms and hands outstretched, invites all to come unto him, and helps present the central doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Mormons), that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Savior of all mankind and the Redeemer of the world.  The Christus stands in a beautiful rotunda-like room, (circular), with a mural of the universe painted as a backdrop.  It is an inspiring sight!

(Note that I did not add the background.  This is the setting of this beautiful statue.)

17 comments:

darlin said...

Karen this is one magnificent photo of an amazing statue. I am touched deeply by this photo, thank you for sharing this.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Joop Zand said...

Beautiful creation Karen

I wish you a very nice and warm Christmas with the familie and all the best for 2011.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Sandra said...

this is awesome karen, and perfect for today. thanks for sharing it with us

justine said...

what an amazing shot! have a very Merry Christmas!

SouthernSass said...

What an incredible photo! Merry Christmas Karen!! :)

Scott said...

Karen, This of course is an important symbol and reminder to us. As a matter of fact you'll see it again today, but from a very different view point, when my Christmas Eve post is posted. I really appreciate how you've balanced the composition to get the earth and also how you got the North Star directly above him. Very nice job.

Dave said...

Sending our love this Christmas to you and your family.

Best Regards,
Dave, Eng and Ysabelle

Merry Christmas and Sorry

FotoVierhout said...

thanks for visiting my blog, I added yours to my googlereader too!
Wish you all t heb est for christmas!

Ginny said...

Wow, what a sight!!! The background is amazing, too! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Karen!! Filled with peace, love, and much snapping!!

janc@mac.com said...

It's nice to see what a following you have on your blog. You have given us much to delight the eye and heart this Christmas season. Thank you.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful... and so full of beautiful meaning, too. Merry, merry Christmas, Karen!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So beautiful!!!

Hilary said...

Very impressive. I hope that you and yours had a lovely Christmas.

Chad said...

You and Scott both have incredible shots of the Christus,not a more fitting photo.This is my first chance at leaving a comment,hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Ann Nichols said...

Really beautiful!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, dear Karen!
Blessings!
Ann

From the Kitchen said...

The Christus is beautiful and the background is breathtaking. It seems the same color of blue as in the Chagall windows at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Best,
Bonnie

Jorge Munoz said...

Hi Karen,
I just came across your beautiful blog. I love the themes and compositions. This one in particular is compositionaly beautiful with the mural with planets. An esoteric aspect of religion that we sometimes forget. You are welcome to join my blog if you want. Regards from afar.
Jorge