20 August 2008

After darkness light!

In one of the parks in Geneva one can experience the stony stare these four cheerful fellows. They are standing at the center of a longer wall flanked by other apparently less prominent gentlemen - less than 5 meters tall at any rate - and a selection of bible quotes. One of the fellows is Calvin so we presumed it had something to do with Calvinism. This was confirmed as we read about it on wikipedia: It's the international monument to the reformation.

What you can't see in the picture is that around these four cheerful fellows is engraved in large letters Post Tenebras Lux, which our limited knowledge of Latin is sufficient for translating: After darkness light.

John Calvin, by the way, also founded the University of Geneva.

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