Saturday, March 13, 2010

photo Hunter — "spiral"



In the middle is the altar of the beautiful
18th-century church of Santa Maria Assunta (aka, 
the Gesuiti), in Venice; it's flanked by two 
plants I saw last Sunday. Wonder where 
Fra Giuseppe Pozzo got the idea for his altar. 
 (Well, he probably got it from Bernini's
17th-century baldachino in St. Peter's, which is 
also supported by spiral-shaped
pillars)—but they were both clearly inspired
by nature, the ultimate source of all beauty.

[Find more spirals here.]

10 comments:

  1. you are at no loss for spirals. Intriguing photo collage Alexa.

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  2. Very good. Now I will start looking around for spirals; hadn't thought of that for a while. Your bamboo looks healthy!
    Where have I seen spiraled columns like that recently? I want to say in The Cloisters in NYC, but not sure.

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  3. I have some of that happy bamboo or whatever it's called ~ the one on the right ~ though mine's a bit light on in the spiral department. That's a great collage, Alexa! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  4. I agree nature are the ultimate source of beauty. The plant on the right is what we call money tree hehe.

    Sea Shell

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  5. Great spirals that work well together.

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  6. Lovely spirals!

    I played, too

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  7. Those are all lovely spirals.

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  8. What a great photo for this weeks theme! Mine's up!

    Kim
    The Misplaced Midwesterner

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  9. Beautiful trio of spirals. Love the shot of the church, where is Venice is this church? I will be there in May, and would love to visit.

    Thank you

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