STONE ANGELS and ARCHITECTURE

MY STORY IN 6 WORDS: A blizzard in mid-May…extraordinary!

STONE ANGELS…yes, the ones you see in some cemeteries, quietly…majestically watching over our beloved family and friends once they’ve returned to Mother Earth- that’s this week’s theme for TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com.) My beautiful angel has been awaiting placement for quite a while…

Bloom where you’re planted?

THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com,) thinking of a theme less spiritual than stone angels, declared ARCHITECTURE to be somehow included in our weekly creations…

This is based on the Italian city of MATERA…a subterranean city…a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. It’s one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and has some of the most basic architecture. Made up of cave upon cave on hillsides…some residents still live or have shops in those caves. We stayed in one when we were there. It was magical. Lots of steps walking up and down to get to any “center!!” Mel Gibson filmed THE PASSION of CHRIST here and we were there during the filming of MARY MAGDALENE. So inspirational when you think it’s been around since the 3rd century…
A more current example of architecture, but still dating back to the late 1200’s…the showpiece of our favorite Italian town of Orvieto. It’s spectacularly beautiful and is associated with two of the Popes of the 1200’s-1300’s. This is also for THE THREE MUSES’ ARCHITECTURE theme.

Have a healthy, cautious week…and keep reaching out to loved ones far and near. We are not alone in facing this tremendous threat to our universal well-being!

Big Hugs, abbyj

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I'm a wife, a Mom and a Doodleloo (the name my grandchildren call me.) I'm retired, but have always been a communicator, art and music lover, an adventure traveler, reader and lately, a digital artist. I was a TV producer of documentaries and features for 25 years. Married to my best friend, we just celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. I had a blog on another platform for 10 years...want to be more mobile so switched to WordPress. Hope you'll join me in my magazine formatted blog. See you soon...

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  1. Unique responses to the challenges, Abby. The stone angel seemed incredibly sad to me, and left me wanting very much to know the back story. Additionally, the antiquity of Italy was breathtaking. Matera reminded me very much of an anthill, with the worker ants going to and fro! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Your stone angel seems to ready to travel to a new home. I wonder what the story is behind this. Italy is a wondrous place for architecture of all kinds and definitely one my most favourite places to be.

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