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.]


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

  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.

  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!

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

    Sea Shell

  5. Great spirals that work well together.

  6. Lovely spirals!

    I played, too

  7. Those are all lovely spirals.

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

    The Misplaced Midwesterner

  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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