Salzburg’s Cathedral “Door of Hope”

Door of Hope is one of the three doors at the main entrance of Salzburg cathedral. The door is the creation of Ewald Mataré in 1956 -1958. It depicts Annunciation. The hand at the top right corner of the door symbolizes God. The Sun in the palm represents the Holy Spirit. The figures around represent angels. Mary in the left bottom is surrounded by rosary beads. The Latin inscription translates to “In You we Hope”. Click on the picture to enlarge and see the details.

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16 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Marvelous capture, Indrani, and enlarging it really shows the beautiful detail! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend!!


  2. Very detailed! Nice capture..

  3. Joop Zand says:

    You have a good eye for details Indrani.

    greetings, Joop

  4. That is a beautiful interpretation of the Annunciation. I like this style very much.

  5. George says:

    This is a beautiful door and you've captured it very nicely.

  6. arabesque says:

    that's quite a beautiful door Indrani and what a nice shot. ^0^

  7. Carver says:

    What a fantastic door. I'm glad you featured it here.

  8. very intersting. quite a depiction too.

  9. EG Wow says:

    I enlarged the photo and it is truly beautiful!

  10. Indrani,
    Sylvia and I did not agree to close the meme. I'm not sure who made the (unliateral) call, but we are planning to continue the meme in some form or fashion. Too much good stuff out there. Thanks for thinking aloud.

  11. ladyfi says:

    Oh, that's lovely!

  12. Babli says:

    Door looks gorgeous. Absolutely marvellous shot you have taken.

  13. Leovi says:

    Really beautiful door with a great design beautifully photographed.

  14. Rajesh says:

    Great designs on the door.

  15. Its meaning is even more profound since it has just happened the World Youth Day in my country. The motto touches my heart deeply. Thanks for sharing the beauty in the world.

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