I almost forgot, but just a few weeks ago I've been back to the Eusebius Church for a second visit to the scaffolds, to check out the second group of flying buttress figurines on site. The first half was installed last year, and recently the second series of 12 statuettes was installed.
Adjusting the fit
There was still some work at the upper arch images, where blocks of stone merge into the wall of the church. That connection wasn't entirely flush yet, So I was asked if I wanted to adjust the vertical surfaces to fit in with the surrounding work. In Holland we call it something like according here. I had brought along my small compressor and my air hammers and chisels. It was a great opportunity to look how the four flying buttresses with 26 statuettes present themselves now, to soak up the atmosphere and make some pictures.
Especially the last one with the animals in Noah ark required a lot of attention: everything fit just fine at the top, but down below the stone protruded over 3 centimeters outside the wall face! I have no idea how that could happen, but it was fairly easy to put that right. Working on scaffolding does provide its own challenges: I had to squeeze myself into a small hole to adjust the profile on its underside. Fortunately there was just enough space and everything is now neatly adjusted. It was good weather for a second scaffolding visit, to look around again and admire the view over Arnhem.
Links to all the individual figurines:
–Read here↑ the first scaffold visit-