The Symbol of the Mermaid – Copenhagen, Denmark

Probably not many of you know that the mermaid is an ancient symbol of fertility and youth.  It’s clear that there are early European drawings of many mermaid type figures along with many stories of fertility, sexuality and alchemy.  The image of the mermaid was known as Melusine which in the early days was portrayed… Continue reading The Symbol of the Mermaid – Copenhagen, Denmark

Saint Patrick’s Day

Today, March 17, people celebrate another manmade holiday which serves for many as a party and yet another reason to get drunk. While everyone wears their green, I’m pretty sure that the majority of people have no idea where this holiday originated from or can recognize who Saint Patrick actually was. If you do not… Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day

Obelisk at St. Mary’s Church — Rostock, Germany

  It’s totally amazing what you can find in some places.  This is a true rarity!   You might find this symbol in lots of churches or other buildings outside, but not inside.  Obelisks are normally built in front of churches – especially facilities built with a dome type roof – which have a purpose… Continue reading Obelisk at St. Mary’s Church — Rostock, Germany