Black and White Sunday – Sculpture

Paula’s Black and White Sunday: SculptureDSCN4824 Drotten Church ruins Visby sl 8x6Theodor Lundberg created this statue of Christopher Polhem, (1661-1751) a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist.   He was born in Gotland in a village northeast of Visby where this statue stands on the grounds of Drotten Church.  Having a particular interest in mathematics and mining, one of his contributions was a process for lifting and transporting ore from mines.  It consisted of a track system for lifting the ore, powered entirely by a water wheel.  Human labour was needed only for loading the containers.

DSCN4826 Monument of Christopher Polhem by Theodor Lundberg Drotten Church ruins Visby SL 8x6

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10 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday – Sculpture

  1. Lynne, I appreciate a lot this information about Polhem, which I was not familiar with before. You made a really nice effect with the selective colouring. Beautifully captured in both instances. In the first one I really like the intriguing view through the window in the background.

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