Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Phallus.

Photographed in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia.

Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

It has been observed that I tend to photograph tall, pointy objects that reach to the sky. In my defense, such objects are plentiful in architecture, and are noticeable and often are iconic on any particular skyline.

Dragons on a church.

Photographed in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia.

Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

Unlike most phalluses, this particular phallus is attached to a church. In this case, the church is most unusual because it has two dragons attached to it also.

Tallinn Church.

Photographed in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia.

Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

Interestingly, this church is also used to sell items to the public .. I wonder what Jesus would have done about that if he showed up?

Comments

  1. #1 D. C. Sessions
    August 21, 2009

    Why would you think you need a defense?

  2. #2 John
    August 21, 2009

    A great many phalluses are attached to churches.

  3. #3 DD
    August 21, 2009

    Well, its hard to photograph a cellar from the outside!

  4. #4 "GrrlScientist"
    August 21, 2009

    John: haha! wish i’d have thought of that observation.

  5. #5 Lassi Hippeläinen
    August 22, 2009

    That is the Niguliste Church (Estonian for Nicholaus). And those are not dragons; they are gargoyles. Just ask Terry Pratchett.

  6. #6 Triinu
    August 27, 2009

    Actually, it is Tallinn Town Hall, not a church. http://veeb.tallinn.ee/raekoda/uus/index.php?id=3

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