Monday, January 21, 2008

Bike Trip: Cesarò


Yesterday was a beautiful day for a bike ride! We packed our lunch and were off, first stop Cesarò...

The artistic and monumental bronze statue of Cristo Signore Della Montagna (Christ the Lord of the Mountain), watches over the town of Cesarò from high above. Bringing this 21-foot bronze statue of Jesus Christ with a 20-foot arm span to a 10-by-10-foot platform, at the top of the highest peak, was an unusual mission indeed. Weighing in at 7,000 pounds, a US team from Sigonella, operating their helicopter, rose to the challenge on August 19, 1996. Our friend, Natale, told us a little extra information about this story. Apparently, the town was originally quoted an unbelievable price from a local company to transport their statue. Word got out and spread to ears near Sigonella. The team didn’t ask for any money, in return they just asked for a nice Sicilian Meal!
You can read the full article here and see a photo of the transport…





2 comments:

David Crofts Munro said...

Beautiful. Truly beautiful. What serenity you have wrapped yourselves in.

Be well.

Jilli said...

What a wonderful way to put it. Thank you!