The picture (above) is a copy of a painting of the town square of Trebon in the Czech Republic.
A Marian column is the centerpiece of the town square.
Our Lady is situated high above the space, seeming to declare her love for the people, and the people’s love for her. A visitor to the site wrote this about it:
“Central on the square (Masarykova náměstí) stands the Baroque Marian pillar dating back to 1781 (created by Leopold Hüber, České Budějovice), paid by of husband and wife Jan and Alžběty Pilsových. On the Prism obelisk the statue of Immaculata (Mary Immaculate) resting on a massive triangular pedestal. On its socle sculptures of Holy Elizabeth, Joseph and Adalbert, reliefs of the St. Florian and John of Nepomuk. After sunset, the pillar as well as the tower and the old city hall are nicely lit.” source
The Marian column is a beautiful sight to behold, and I admit to column envy.
It would look quite perfect in my town center, simply perfect; but until we have our own Marian column, enjoying another’s will have to do!