This statue to the great French playwright Moliėre is to be found in the town of Pézenas in the Langudoc-Rousillon area of France, where he lived for many years and where his acting troupe came under the patronage of the king's brother, Philippe Duc de Orleans. He is regarded as one of the great comic-writers of all time.
The Oldest Byzantine Church in Crete It definitely was a silent Sunday when we came across this deserted Byzantine church which we later found to be the oldest in Crete. Overgrown with grasses and weeds, it still has charm and I remember well the smell of the herbs underfoot as we explored the near-ruined building.
This journey along one of the world's great canals is an experience like no other but is only available during the summer months. And in those cabins you really get to experience what travelling was like in the 19th century on board these ships that carried immigrants from rural Sweden out to America.
Designed in 1896 to mark the 1000th Anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin, Heroes' Square (a name given to it in 1932) was designed in 1896 for the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary.
Only the Singing Bamboos It actually was a Sunday and the silence was all enveloping, as was the humidity. I had to turn back after half an hour as I couldn't cope with the perspiration dripping into my eyes, the mozzies, the dampness all around me and the general feeling of too much growth and … Continue reading SILENT SUNDAY: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND.
After the rain in Hua Hin, Thailand. After the Rain in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory As my sculpture of Dionysus uploaded a couple of few weeks ago only showed part of the work I thought I'd add a few more pictures to show the whole carving. It shows some members if the family of Bacchus. Father: Zeus (supposedly the face of Robert … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday
Prior to taking a tour through the Vienna Woods I took a walk in the Stadt Park which is full of statues to musicians. Pride of place, of course, goes to the favourite son, Johann Strauss. Link to Mind Over Memory who hosts this challenge.
Buddha has found a permanent home I was having my patio renewed and the builder managed to insert a concrete slab into the old wall surrounding part of my garden, strong enough to take the weight of my very heavy stone Buddha head. The greenery and flowers seemed to automatically curl around it.
One day late Unknown in Salamanca They must have run out of plaques when they erected this sitting man statue on the walls in Salamanca but a student told me it was the writer Unomuno. It's not shown among the 20 most famous statues in that city of many statues, but I loved it. Link … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday