This photo is of ‘The Holy Trinity’—aka, La Martine Cedar—one of the world’s largest wooden sculpture (39 meters), found in Bcharre, Lebanon. The sculptor, Rudy Rahme, carved these figures out of dead cedar tress in the Cedars of Lebanon, often referred to as the Cedars of God. Look closely and you’ll see the face of Jesus sculpted into the tree (note: this photo contains just 2 parts of the Trinity).
According to several sites, the sculptures (3 in total) contain 70 human figures that represent the birth, life and death of Jesus, as well as the relationship between time and place. It took Rahme 6 years to complete, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Cedars of God, the grove of trees in which this sculpture is located, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1998.
Trippy Travel Photo Game Winner Is…
This photo was originally posted as part of the Trippy Travel Photo game. Blog visitors guess what the photo is of and where I took it. This round’s winner: Jeruen Dery of Memoirs of a Traveling Linguist. He has won this game many times and is now the reigning champion!
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