When I saw this statue in Helsingborg I knew it was David and the decapitated head was Goliath. Everybody knows the ancient saga, David and Goliath. Well, I hope my nephews and nieces have learned about it. But what I didn’t know was that if David was naked when he killed Goliath. Who would ever know. How the artist of this statue figured out in the story, thus created a naked David, is something to be considered art. Or isn’t it? Despite protests, the statue remains to be seen at Konsul Trapps plats in Helsingborg, Sweden.
In the story, David lifted the head of Goliath to show to the people that the giant was dead. But here, he kneeled and pressed the head with his right foot. He could be rolling the decapitated head from the body with his right foot. I’ll let your mind tell your own story.
Behind him is the stairs leading to the fortress where Kärnan, the relics of the medieval castle remains in place.
Your kidding? I live in Helsingborg! Are you from helsingborg? I walked past the statue today! 😀 And no, I don’t think he was naked!
I’m not living in Helsingborg but we visited the place a couple of times.
No, not in the myth, hehee.
Kids are funny about that sort of thing!
On this photos , he looks naked 😀
Hahaa! You’re being funny, ha. I can see that.
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Wow I don’t know why he would fight naked. It can’t be very safe, haha!
It’s really hard to imagine David fighting naked, lol! When I searched the net, he was wearing some kind of a cloth that was typical in the old days.
interesting thought. I am now wondering the same.
Just keep wondering. It’s not a crime. 🙂
Ate Marlene, I saw your blog when I blog hop and was happy about it:) This is Claire, Ma’am Calunsod’s daughter:) How are u te? hope you’re doing good. Have a good day:)
Claire, welcome to my blog! Hehee, small world wide web ha. I’m fine here, busy working as a teacher full time and blogging part time. 🙂 Will visit your site later ha, it’s too late here na.