The Virgin Project of Nice, France
Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:
Did you know that the city of Nice, France almost had a 49 foot (15 meter) tall statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop the Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill)?
In the 1980s, the idea of the “Virgin on the hill” came to the Abbey Royal of Nice, who may have been inspired by the huge “Christ the Redeemer” statue that stands watch over the city of Rio de Janeiro.…Continue reading here for another one of Margo’s curious history stories of Provence. This one about the Virgin statue that was envisioned for the hilltop overlooking Nice’s Baie des Anges.
Via:: The Curious Rambler