Also, flying buttresses!
Fr. Benedict: "You're not really going to take that picture, are you?"
In the chiesa di Santa Maria Addolorata
Fr. Cassian, carrying the reliquary of Santa Scolastica, followed by the bishop.
To all a good night.
|Kitties' first snow day. Bertie got really into it.|
|Henry and Pippin, not so much.|
|But Pippy decided that he hates being left out more than he hates having cold feet.|
|Day trip to Spoleto in February to visit the nearest art supply shop,|
and hit the Indian for lunch,
then to the cathedral to get some shots of the
frescoes in the apse before the light went. A good day.
|Crypt chapel of San Girolamo church in Spoleto. 11th century, but built out of the bits of the old temple of Jupiter that lies under it.|
|Some of San. G's 11th century frescoes. Last Supper.|
|Lots of climate control equipment on these. But you could walk right up to them. Even touch them, if you don't care.|
|The arch built in the time of Tiberius to commemorate his son, Germanicus. At least, I think I remember that's what the sign said.|
|The old Roman street.|
|Absolutely stunning, riveting fresco inside San Girolamo. |
This pic does no credit to its glowing magnificence whatever.
|It was a new cover for an old book.|
|The book spine|
|That's Henry, leading some mice astray.|
Normally I only post videos of very small subjects, that's where my interests lie and what I have the equipment to do very well. But this encounter with an octopus out hunting on the reef was just too fun not to share. It really seemed unbothered by my following it. Notice how it would whip its tentacle membranes over an entire coral head to catch anything that might try to escape. This was filmed at Nathan's Dent on Guam with a GoPro that was mounted to the cold shoe on my DSLR housing. I hope you'll enjoy and share it. (Octopus cyanea, thanks Ron Silver).Posted by Macronesia on Saturday, 13 June 2015