And, stemma with pigeon
Here he is.
It looks like he copped it in the eye!
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Tagged as bas-relief, stemma
No wonder he has that astounded look on his face. I would look just like that if a pigeon landed on my head too. What a hideous thought. I do like the dishcloth though. An interesting still life!
These are awesome. Thank you showing them.
Thanks for the chuckle.
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My pleasure, Hilary! I finished the book, and left a comment on one of your posts!
Would I fabricate?
I thought the two angels were holding a bell until I read the word at the top, ‘Sacramento’. Thinking that it was unlikely to refer to the capital of the state of California, and then seeing the wafer, I realised that the ‘bell’ was the bottom part of a chalice.
She doesn’t look too happy about it.
Nor would I, Bun.
If you’re wondering where you’ve read that inscription before, it’s from Paul’s first letter to Timothy (Chapter 1, verse 17).
Once I come back from a trudge to Castello, I’ll check to see if you’re giving us the right information, Bert. 🙂
Do you think those claws are sharp?
I’d say yes, Andrew.
Bass reliefs with floor cloths and pigeons – love it
Thank you! How’s the weather at your place today?
Sorry for not replying earlier. I have been visiting friends in Austria where it was snowing. I looked out of the plane on my return to Gatwick to see a flooded fields and found out about sea walls falling into the sea at Southsea. Just when you think you are making decisions about your Country, Mother Nature laughs at you.
That last capture is brilliant, well perhaps not for the statue. 🙂
The face said it all, Sue.
When I saw the floor cloth, my first though was “Darn it, why does that have to there?” Then I realised it was just the right touch!
Love the ne with the floor cloth especially!
It would have just been another interesting, anonymous bas relief without the domestic touch, Bruce.
How mundane! Want to wish you good health and a whole lot of happy times continuing through 2000 & 16. With love, Margot and Taz.
In the midst of ancestry, I bring you the mundane! Happy New Year Margot and Taz the Wonder Dog. 🙂
That is just so my reaction to pigeons anywhere near me!!
Including the flinching eye?
…a lot of mysteries in your three pictures .
A good observer, Yvonne !
I was really content to spot these little scenes, Michel, and bring them to your table! ❤
HA! I just snort-laughed so loud! 😀 Love that! 😛
Pigeons pretty much own the world…don’t they?! 😉 😀
It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye!
Pigeons don’t care who they poop on, obviously! 🙂
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You know that is supposed to be a sign of good luck….or so I was told in 2004 when I was scraping the droppings out of my hair in Florence.
Yes, they are NOT discriminatory! 🙂
The pigeon has not any respet for this beautiful sculpture .
I think ythere is a lot of mystery in
Aha, I see where the rest of your comment went! The pigeons (and seagulls) find the most lofty perches. ❤
The floor cloth looks more like a fragment of the Tureen Shroud to me. It’s got soup on it.
LOL!!! That’s a good one, Andrew. 🙂
Venetian pigeons – very lazy specimens as far as flying is concerned.
They do spend a lot of time walking, preening, perching, Eva.
Only in such a city could you find such a wonderful marriage of the sublime with the ridiculous.
(If that pigeon were on my head, my facial expression would look like that too!)
Same here, Cynthia! I burst out laughing when I spotted it, people cleared a circle around me …
Do you think folks are on to you, Yvonne?
Those of us who know you understand that it’s your well-developed sense of humor and truly not insanity.
Just started snowing here about two hours ago….only just starting to stick to the grass. Think I’ll go back to watching the hummingbirds (crazy as they are) cavorting about my feeder.
The Venetians are probably used to me, but there were a lot of tourists in the city …
Well, the pigeon is happy preening herself !
Don’t stand still too long Yvonne ! 😉 ❤
And, I keep reminding myself to keep my mouth closed, Ralph. 🙂 ❤
I reckon we could take a leaf out of the Venetians use of the cloth line.. The Hill’s Hoist is put to shame here. No wonder the pigeons are so happy there as well. You have a good eye for the ridiculously beautiful, Yvonne.
I’ll have to collect some photos of the Venetian clothes lines, Gerard.
I have to confess that often when I spot something, I’m thinking how I can use that in a post. So, you folks are on my mind! 🙂
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