Friday, March 14, 2008

Who Is That Knocking on Heavens Door?

If that statue of St. Michael that sits on top of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, looks familiar but misplaced, it's because the model is more often seen playing a guitar, not waging a battle in the heavens.

This statue was created in 1969 by Sculptor Kristofer Leirdal as part of the cathedral's renovation. Leirdal admitted that it was created in the image of Bob Dylan, as "a representative of American opposition to the Vietnam war."

I wonder if Leirdal thought he sang like an angel too.

Bob Dylan's Knocking On Heaven's Door, from "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid"

Contributed by Jamie Naessens

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