Monday, September 15, 2008

Saint Vincent

Photo by Sailor Girl of Saint Vincent, Lisbon’s Patron Saint. Click to better view the details, specially his expression while carrying a sailing ship with two crows on his left hand. * Adenda * The legend says that two sacred crows kept a permanent vigil aboard the ship that carried the mortal remains of the saint from Cape Saint Vincent (Southern Portugal) to Lisbon in 1173. The crows and the ship became later the symbol of the city of Lisbon.

5 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting--what is the connection with the ship and crows? MB

Sailor Girl said...

Dear MB, thanks for your interest!

The legend says that two sacred crows kept a permanent vigil aboard the ship that carried the mortal remains of the saint from Cape Saint Vincent (Southern Portugal) to Lisbon in 1173. The crows and the ship became later the symbol of the city of Lisbon.

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you for the information. I find it very interesting. I will do some research on St. vincent. MB

JM said...

Onde está esta estátua? Bela foto!

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous photo - wonderful post.