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8 June 2007
There were allegorical statues carved in the sides of confessionals in the cathedral in Antwerp.
This detail is a woman holding a cup with a snake head peeking out of it.
If I had to guess, I'd say the snake was a symbol of Original Sin and the Garden of Eden. The cup would represent Christ's sacrifice. Taken together, it shows that Jesus redeemed the world. But the placement is weird. Why is the snake IN the cup??

Date   6/8/2007 12:01:58 PM
Camera model   DSC-U30
Shutter speed   1/8
Aperture   f/2.8
Maximum aperture   f/2.8
Exposure bias   0.00
Exposure   Normal program
Focal length   5mm
Light source   Unknown
Flash   Off
Metering   CenterWeightedAverage
ISO sensitivity   320


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Photos by Les Hutchins
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