A Street-Corner Calvaire

Street corner in Le Puy-en-Velay, France

In France and Quebec a calvaire is an open-air crucifix usually placed in a country lane but in this case in a city street. This one is unusual in picturing angels collecting Christ's blood in chalices as it flows from his five wounds, a Eucharistic image more common in paintings.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.