Friday, October 17, 2008
Light vs Dark
This is the kind of thing I love about being Out and About, those strange coincidences you come across that flash by in a car and you never reach when on foot like this little chapel in Huissen. I love the fact that the street on which corner it is set is called Duisterestraat which translates as Darkness Street. Not being religious there's something that makes me curious about it. Was it put there to comment on the name of the street? Is the fight between good and evil, light and dark being played out on a level I have no awareness of? Or is it just a strange coincidence? You tell me.
The Chapel was built in 1954 and dedicated to the Virgin Mother, it was restored to it's former glory in 1996 and according to the commemorative plaque outside the sculpture (in Huissen's dialect) the artwork is by a local artist, Kees Berendsen.
Lovely isn't it?