Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas - Click To Enlarge

Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas Elephants

Working on some photographs on our black and white site I came across this image:

Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas - Click To Enlarge
Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas – Click To Enlarge

I had forgotten about the mysterious elephants. The Cathedral of  St. Catherine and Nicholas has these carvings. Also there are small bronze statues inserted on some of the outside walls too.

Considering the building is centuries old, why elephants? So far I have not found any references to explain it. Maybe I will stumble on the answer some day.

Below is the original photograph.

Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas - Click To Enlarge
Basel Switzerland, St. Catherine and Nicholas – Click To Enlarge

 

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