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photoblog image It's Monday

It's Monday

 

Time to get the lay of the land again.

(at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, Italy)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Time to get the lay of the land again.

(at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 20 Jan 2020, 01:18
The details in the wings stand out nicely here! So unfortunate that they don't like pigeons roosting next to them. They go to great lengths to put those "spikes" in so that they don't nest there. Hopefully my seat at the office won't be as painful. smile
Ginnie Hart: I notice there are no spikes on the head, Steven. Hmmm. I wonder if any pigeons get away with murder by landing there?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2020, 01:53
A smiling angel, but I still cannot see if angels have teeth.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have no idea, Ray, but I should think so?!
Etonnante sculpture ! C'est dommage qu'il y ait des bouts d'acier plantés dessus.
Ginnie Hart: I suppose those bits of steel are less obvious than the pigeons they keep away, Martine?
Great find, Ginnie! I like your processing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth.
Magnificent details and statue.
I hope that its base will resist in order to be able to preserve this beautiful work of art.
Ginnie Hart: So far so good after all these years since 1197, Marie! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 05:46
What sort of a creature is this, Ginnie? She looks full of mystery
Ginnie Hart: Your guess is as good as mine, if not better, Lisl. But one does wonder!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:14
"Hoog en droog" (Dutch saying: "up high and dry".
She has a wonderful overview of what os going on Ginnie. I doubt that how many pigeons dare to sit on her head?
Is that her "Monday-Morning-Face"....
Ginnie Hart: High and dry, indeed, Astrid. Like Lisl, I'd love to know what kind of mythical creature she is.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:25
I hope this sphinx has good news for us this week.
Ginnie Hart: That would be "too good to be true," Philine, wouldn't it!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:30
Part lion, part eagle and part mother in law - yikes!
Ginnie Hart: HA! And so it is, Chris! smile
C'est vraiment une sculpture très originale , laphoto est très belle
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. It looks like a mythical creature, doesn't it! I wonder what it represents?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2020, 07:23
A good vintage point, too. I see that pigeons are not welcome.
Ginnie Hart: I think pigeons might be afraid of her, Alan??
The face reminds me a bit of Mussolini
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Interesting, Bill.
Très jolie sculpture, il est bon de lever les yeux parfois ;-)
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Pascale. I try to do it often. smile Merci.
Overal spijkers behalve op het hoofd, goed gezien !
Ginnie Hart: So, yes, Marjolein, that makes me wonder if pigeons just know never to land there??? smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 20 Jan 2020, 09:03
magnifiques détails
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jan 2020, 09:11
It doesn’t seem to be enjoying the acupuncture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Trying to wince through it, I think, Chad?!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jan 2020, 10:09
While getting the lay of the land, it is scratching its backside against the wall. Multitasking.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Looks like it's hypnotizing him/her. smile
A powerful looking creature, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: And very strange, Martin. smile
I might look like that if ever on a diving board. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Care.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 20 Jan 2020, 14:03
the pigeons are not welcome ..

but no spikes on the head..Ginnie


nice picture with magnificent details of this statue

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: It's a mystery, Willy! smile
Rather a strange looking creature isn't it. Busy day today, Dentist this morning and the purchase of a new bed for us on the way back home, trouble is however long you lay on it in the showroom one is never sure if it is the right one until after a couple of nights in it.
Ginnie Hart: Bless you, Brian. Hopefully you've picked the right bed and will have many happy nights on it in the days to come!
How very odd! Well spotted, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
great details in this photo Ginnie... you picked up all of the spikes that keep the pigeons from landing on and around the sculpture....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: A great pin-cushion idea, Peter, right?! smile
  • London Caller
  • http://1ondoncalling.wordpress.com
  • 21 Jan 2020, 14:53
I am back again!
Had a great time in the North.

Did they forget to fit the pigeon spikes on the sphinx's head? Surely, the pigeons can still land on her head? wink
Ginnie Hart: So glad you're back, LC. And yes, one wonders about the spike-free head. Maybe it was a test to see if the pigeons got the message?
The face is very compelling. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Compelling and mysterious, Ruthie?!
At first I thought it was Griffin sculpture... Had to Google it to realize they have eagle heads too... I wonder what they're called... 🙂
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, too, Sudipto. Surely somewhere there is more info about this one!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 22 Jan 2020, 20:36
so very different from the states
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Sherri!

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