Seeing this exquisite work of absolute beauty in St. Peter's Basilica was a highlight of my trip to Rome - and, traveling off-season that I could get up as close as possible was a huge bonus.It is deserving of its fame as the most famous and awesome statue in the world: the expression on Mary's face, the perfection of every muscle, vein, and nerve ... Michelangelo was only twenty-four when he carved his masterpiece - out of one block of marble. It was his only work that he signed (which he later regretted doing!) Since 1972, it is housed behind bullet-proof glass due to a brutal attack in 1964 which took ten years to restore. (Photo and remarks by Maureen Spagnolo)
Photographer Maureen Spagnolo said about this: "I remember I had to pull off the road to take that shot. What an expanse of cloud and sky. I wanted the figures in the shot to give it perspective. That’s the amazing thing about being a city girl - there’s so much land and sky out there that one becomes unaware of.Then again, the country folks hardly gave the spectacle a second look. How to not lose the”awe” of life is a quest worth pursuing."
We've been so beset with snow this winter that we needed to see some green! Here are some remarks about this shot by photographer, Maureen Spagnolo: "It was Victoria, Australia. we were staying in a cottage along the Great Ocean Road on a charming farm with a view of the sea. This was one of the roads near where we stayed. Everywhere was beauteous!"
In Maine during the last weekend in March, we celebrate Maple Sugar Sunday. Before we moved here I had never seen a Maple Sugar House up close. The sugar shacks host huge pancake breakfasts, some with live music. I took this shot by the side of the road with my camera phone. (photo by Kimmy Sophia Brown)
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
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