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16. Oct 2018 at 07:47 piran Radio Si

The Archangel Michael is back in Piran

Foto: Archivio personale/Dionizij Botter

The statue of Archangel Michael is back overlooking the town of Piran.

The statue was lifted back to the top of a church steeple by an army helicopter.

The copper statue has been showing the direction of the wind for 250 years but urgently needed repairs.

In February a piece of its wing fell off.

The restoration work cost around 25,000 euros. The army provided a helicopter lift for the statue free of charge.

Michael Manske