I doubted them, okay? Surely, if there had been a huge sculpture up there, something that obviously was awe-inspiring to see, thirty miles from my house, I would have, after thirty or so years here, surely heard of it.
Suddenly, though, they were like a couple of kids yelling, "I see it, I see it!!" and shouting directions to me about a possible road to it. I did not see it from the road, of course, I was driving, and I was quite skeptical that these two guys were taking me anywhere but on a wild goose chase as we climbed higher and higher on a dirt road, but imagine my surprise when suddenly, I saw the statue, myself!
They had never known what it was, had always assumed it was an angel sculpture, but to everyone's surprise, it was a gigantic sculpting of Christ and even had a name: Christ On the Ohio.
We drove as far as we could, then hiked the rest of the way up a steep hill. As we came up on the statue, we also came up on a gorgeous view of the Ohio River. About half an hour and forty photos later, we hiked down, pretty much in awe, and I am going to share a few pictures with you here.
|This is the Ohio River and what we saw as we topped the ridge.|
|Unexpected gem at the top of the ridge in Troy, IN.|
|The blue sky made the Christ sculpture even more fantastic.|
|Just an idea how massive this was. We learned that a German immigrant who was an artist, was commissioned to build this on the property of a physician from Tell City, IN. He completed it in 1956.|
|Let there be light, and there was light.|