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Blessings on This House

 

Remember last week when I posted the understated religious plaque outside a Malta doorpost?

Of all the doorposts I saw, THIS was the most overstated.  Seriously.

(in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, Malta)

 

[Sheila sent me two links to a possible Malta-Native American connection, here and here.]

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings on This House

 

Remember last week when I posted the understated religious plaque outside a Malta doorpost?

Of all the doorposts I saw, THIS was the most overstated.  Seriously.

(in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, Malta)

 

[Sheila sent me two links to a possible Malta-Native American connection, here and here.]

 

 

 

 

 

comments (22)

Surprenantes décorations accrochées au mur.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Martine! smile
That's pretty amazing isn't it.... I had no idea!
Ginnie Hart: After seeing all the other plaques throughout our trip, Elizabeth, this really DID stand out like a sore thumb. smile
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 9 May 2016, 03:34
I love the Supper scene, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's the only time I saw it the entire trip, Ray...which is a bit surprising, considering Malta is a Roman Catholic country.
they are exceptional sculptures and very well cared for Ginnie... i enjoyed the link... as well as the Native American art that they created....petersmile

great shot by the way....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. It all leaves me wanting to know more! smile
These small sculptures are amazing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: They really are, Richard, especially in this combination. Thank you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 May 2016, 06:28
This is a splendidly bonkers collection of stuff Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: 'Bonkers' is a good word for this, Chris!!!! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2016, 06:36
I think you never can be to blessed. And I do hope they count their blessings each night before they go to bed. I think this is a wonderful find. Love the whole composition.
Ginnie Hart: Roman Catholics, I guess, are a bit more "superstitious" than we protestants, MLMA, so OI guess they can never be too careful?! smile It definitely was a sight to behold.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 May 2016, 07:00
Yes, a wonderful find - and I am sure the house and its inhabitants are fully blessed. I hope they find time to take care for the window on the right.
Ginnie Hart: It did seem pretty run-down, Philine. I'm not even sure it was someone's home but maybe a storehouse? I'm not sure. But it sure did catch my eye! smile
I am surprised they haven't gone the whole hog and had a plaque of Mick Shaw
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Bill. grin
Pocahontas? He he...
No Mickey Mouse? wink
Ginnie Hart: I know. Wonders never cease! smile
I am surprised at the 'Native American' ha I got that right, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you got that right, Chad. smile
surprenantes et originales ces déco!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, JP, isn't it!
I remember all these old plaster molds from a million years ago.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Mary. They've gone all around the whole wide world, by the looks of it!
Very intriguing, Ginnie, some nice textures in that wall...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frank. I'm sure you know by now that the salt air and Sahara winds wreak havoc on the Maltese Islands. But what a photographic heaven!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 May 2016, 14:42
The Maltese seems to be infatuated with war bonnets as some kind of fancy dress. The one site of Sheila's a bit of a scam. It explains some of the 'indian' history in the US, with the word 'Malta' worked into the headings - no mention in the text. The Youtube shows that there is quite a fancy dress industry on Malta.

So, maybe these plaques say "We are good RC's and we love to party."

About this native-American political correct speak. I believe I once told you how these people who make up these speech references, sometimes just blunder about. Like when you give a people a name like African-American, Spanish-American - they all become qualified Americans. Except those originating from Europe and the British isles. They are just Americans - not qualified, which makes them the real Americans. Oh, my!

Now getting to "native" which means to be born in a place or to originate from that place. The meaning in the US would then apply to anyone in the US, who can live there without the need of a green card. In colonial times, the word "native" was applied to the dark skinned people who lived in a specific place, before "we" arrived. It was a word with a specific meaning in colonial times. In the US this meaning was now transferred directly to the various tribes 'who lived there, before "we" arrived'. Oh, such a colonial blunder ...
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to you to write such a discourse, Louis. HA! Well, there you have it!
I can't imagine what significance the Indian has!
Ginnie Hart: I'm still trying to figure it out, Tom, even with the links Sheila gave! smile
I love it. I need to think about that for our house.
Ginnie Hart: Just think of the endless possibilities, Michael. smile
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 10 May 2016, 11:07
C'est surprenant
JP
Ginnie Hart: I call it over the top, JP. smile
One can never have too many blessings, ha! Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Even "over the top" has its place, Robin, I'm sure. smile
  • Olivier
  • Belgium
  • 10 May 2016, 20:03
superb colors!
Ginnie Hart: It's quite something, Olivier, isn't it! Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 May 2016, 01:20
They look a bit and gregarious a...

Lacking the communion with God ;-)
Ginnie Hart: It does give one pause, Cherry! smile
  • Elaine
  • Canada
  • 13 May 2016, 11:35
well, that's a cheeky blessing smile who is Jesus with? pocanontas? lol
Ginnie Hart: It's quite something, isn't it! grin

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