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9 June 2007
The outside of the chapel had little scenes, arranged like the stations of the cross, but instead dealing with events in Jesus' life that involved Mary.
They start with a scene where Mary presented Jesus at the temple for whatever rituals were normal for male infants at the time. A blind cleric named Simon had a flash on insight and recognized the baby Jesus as the messiah.
"De voorzegging van Simeon."
My elementary school was named for Saint Simon. There is also a Saint Simon who is the patron of buisiness (shown in modern icons sitting with a bag of money on his lap, holding a shotgun (at least on a holy candle I saw once)). I don't know if it is the same St Simon or a different one.
Anyway, this picture was taken in Belgium, south of Antwerp
Date 6/9/2007 1:33:14 PM Camera model DSC-U30 Shutter speed 1/125 Aperture f/4.0 Maximum aperture f/2.8 Exposure bias 0.00 Exposure Normal program Focal length 5mm Light source Unknown Flash Off Metering CenterWeightedAverage ISO sensitivity 100
Photos by Les Hutchins