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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take a rest from holding up the weight of the world!

(a hunchback beggar supports a holy water stoup in the Sant'Anastasia basilica, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take a rest from holding up the weight of the world!

(a hunchback beggar supports a holy water stoup in the Sant'Anastasia basilica, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 23 Aug 2017, 00:34
Lovely image of a perplexing scene, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. There are two hunchback beggars in that basilica, both of whom tourists come to see because they're so unusual, holding up the holy water stoups.
That is so cool. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
I can't get past that floor! OMG...gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Robin. I know!
A wonderful find, and beautiful capture, Ginnie! I feel for him...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. He's been in that position for a long time, I'm afraid.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2017, 04:35
I love the light here and all the beauty of the tiles. Sometimes it is hard to get away from 'the weight of the world'...
Fabulous picture and I love your point of view.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. We all need to just "let it go" sometimes!!!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Aug 2017, 06:17
I've never seen anything like this before Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It must be why it's mentioned in the travel books, Chris, because of how unusual it is...and there are TWO of them there in that basilica!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2017, 06:48
What your eyes discovered again! The sunlight is magical!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. This is a very special treasure in that basilica!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2017, 06:53
I wonder how people pass this by with looking at the detail you've captured? He certainly looks like he has the world's woes on his shoulders.
Ginnie Hart: One of the main reasons we wanted to visit this basilica, Alan, was because of the two hunchback beggars there, noted in our travel books. We were NOT disappointed.
Que c'est original ..j'aime beaucoup !
Merci
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. There are two of them in this basilica but I have a feeling they really are one of a kind!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2017, 07:21
I saw a similar figure in Venice nr. the Rialto Bridge.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, WOW. I hope you took a picture of it, Philine???
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Aug 2017, 07:46
On dirait Quasimodo.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Martine.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 23 Aug 2017, 07:47
Il porte le monde sur ses épaules
JP
Ginnie Hart: Yes, he does, JP. He's been doing it since the 1500's, I'm afraid. sad
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 Aug 2017, 07:47
Sanctuary!! lol sorry, that actually a sad looking statue, love the light in the picture tho...
Ginnie Hart: There's another one nearby, Elaine...both of them holding up the weight of the world. Don't you wonder who thought THAT one up??!! Thanks.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Aug 2017, 08:06
The poor chap looks a bit pasty too Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: After all those years, Chad, I'd be dead and buried!
Très original ce bénitier.
J'en connais un à  Renne le château qui est... terrible !
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Ah, so maybe there are more of these around the world, JP?? Most interesting.
cadrage et gestion de la lumière extra!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 23 Aug 2017, 09:20
Une sculpture étonnante.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Anne. Merci.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 23 Aug 2017, 12:45
Great highlighting of this holy water font in my namesake church! How appropriate that a beggar holds this up so that we think of the Golden Rule.
Ginnie Hart: What a great comment, Steven. Thank you!
Wonderful use of the light Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill.
So different than what we are used to in cathedrals. Thanks for bringing it to us, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Mary, and thank you.
It is definitely most unusual, it goes without saying you also photographed the other one.
Ginnie Hart: Most unusual, indeed, Brian. And yes, I did photograph the other one, which you can see at In Soul here: http://ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2017/08/verona-2017-three-basilicas.html
That dude looks burdened... grin
Nicely composed, Ginnie... smile
Ginnie Hart: The weight of the world, Sudipto! Thanks.
Not surprised he had a hunchback! Some lovely colours here, Ginnie, a great find.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Frank, about the hunchback, though I didn't connect the two. DUH. Thanks.
  • olivier
  • Belgium
  • 23 Aug 2017, 20:28
divine light!
Ginnie Hart: It did feel like that, Olivier. Thank you.
it's a magnificent sculpture and your shot is perfect Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Peter. Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Aug 2017, 00:25
He needs relief from his heavy burden...
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure of it, Cherry!

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