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BOM JESUS BRAGA _STAIRS

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Water is piped inside the spiralling stone posts up to the top. Then it whirls down through the many stone rings all the way to a basin at the bottom. The basin acts as the base of the whole composition. At the same time, the “rings” are the continuation of the topmost stone band at the steps. But not before being recoiled into a terminating scroll. Add crocodiles at the base and a serpent at the top, with two juxtaposed urns. Seems confusing? Looks it too! But wonderful to say the least.

Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

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