A Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara
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A Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara

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the fotovest meeting we held on August 28 was memorable for the appearence of the youngest official canonist of the group Alex - only one month.
and the candid moments related to his life rhythms

for the rest it was interesting light and a good pleasant late summer day when we - photographers and friends - enjoyed some quality time and took some pictures.

For the following I hope I'm not misleading anyone it is one major monument of the town and this is what I recall of it - in the rebuild of the town after the austrian conquest, in 18th century the population was hard hit by plague and the difficult life conditions - since here it was a huge swamp - so in 1753 after a great plague the city gave thanks and grace to God for those who survived and ordered this monument that came from Vienna on water the monument is dedicated to St Mary - who is crowned by the Holy Trinity;in this view we can see Saint Barbara preparing to die and in profile there are St Sebastyen with arrow spears in his body and St Rohus.

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