La Bonne Mère (Statue de la Vierge à l’enfant réalisée en cuivre doré à la feuille)

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Comments (12)

Nick Weall on May 6, 2009

Very nicely caught Bernard ~~ Gold and blue great colour combination too ~~ Ciao nick

Bernard Bost on May 6, 2009

Thank you Nick! There was a photo like that in the local newspaper. I made the photo too! Here we call this virgin “la Bonne Mère” or the Good Mother. She dominates Marseille!



Art Anderson on May 6, 2009

Very nice shot Bernard. I saw this first, then I saw where it is and I am doubly impressed with how sharp and well composed it is. Best regards. -Art

Bernard Bost on May 6, 2009

Thank you, -Art! The statue is over 11 meters high. It is seen everywhere in Marseille. You may be aware; you have photos of the south of France, and even the market place in Nîmes in the rain!

Greetings from southern France,


Alex_67 on May 6, 2009

Magnificent picture! With the best regards, Alex

Bernard Bost on May 7, 2009

Thank you, Alex, for your visit and kind comment!

Greetings from Marseille,


Marcel Mlinarić - CR… on May 7, 2009

Wonderful statue of Mary! :)

Bernard Bost on May 8, 2009

Hi Marcel! This is a monumental statue of 11.2 m of the Virgin and Child made of copper with gold leaf. This statue is visible from all Marseille and is called by the people of Marseille “la Bonne Mère”! ("The Good Mother"!)



duchmurz on May 23, 2009

C'est la première fois que je vois la bonne mère, depuis que j'entend parler d'elle.

Dans ses bras on dirais Nicolas petit.

Salutations de Jérôme

Bernard Bost on May 25, 2009

Alors là Jérôme, je ne suis pas d’accord avec toi ! Regarde bien, il n’a pas de Rolex ! LOL !



Francisco José Sánch… on June 19, 2009

Very good picture. Congratulations.

Bernard Bost on June 20, 2009

Thank you Francisco José! This is one of my best photos of the good mother of Marseille. I zoomed out. The statue is more than 11 meters high and it is at the top of the basilica. We see it everywhere in Marseille.

Saludos desde Marsella,


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