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Still life for class. Simple rock - beauty of nature
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Without the lock for the door we would be open to anything
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Very important and often taken for granted.
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Safe inside my home. Just a little thing I take for granted.
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I thought that a sink with water running was something we take for granted and so I chose this for Little Things.
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My first attempt with shooting and editing RAW.
This colorful folk art piece was collected by my wife, as a child, during a US Army assignment of her father to Supreme Allied Headquarters' Military Liaison Mission - Portugal.
A version of the legend:
The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos[1] tells the story of a dead rooster's miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death. The story is associated with the 17th-century calvary that is part of the collection of the Archeological Museum located in Paço dos Condes, a gothic-style palace in Barcelos, a city in the Braga District of northwest Portugal.

According to the legend, silver had been stolen from a landowner in Barcelos, and the inhabitants of that city were looking for the criminal who had committed the crime. One day, a man from neighboring Galicia turned up and became suspect, despite his pleas of innocence. The Galician swore that he was merely passing through Barcelos on a Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to complete a promise.

Nevertheless, the authorities arrested the Galician and condemned him to hang. The man asked them to take him in front of the judge who had condemned him. The authorities honored his request and took him to the house of the magistrate, who was holding a banquet with some friends. Affirming his innocence, the Galician pointed to a roasted cock on top of the banquet table and exclaimed, "It is as certain that I am innocent as it is certain that this rooster will crow when they hang me." The judge pushed aside his plate because he decided to not eat the rooster. But still, the judge ignored the Galician's appeal.

However, while the pilgrim was being hanged, the roasted rooster stood up on the table and crowed as the Galician predicted. Understanding his error, the judge ran to the gallows, only to discover that the Galician had been saved from hanging thanks to a poorly made knot in the rope. The man was immediately freed and sent off in peace.

Some years later, the Galician returned to Barcelos to sculpt the Calvary (or Crucifix) to the Lord of the Rooster (Portuguese, "Cruzeiro do Senhor do Galo") in praise to the Virgin Mary and to Saint James. The monument is located in the Archeological Museum of Barcelos.
Posted to Objet D'art about 1208 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This mixed bowl of wax and stone, artificial fruits has been in my wife's family for decades. Some pieces are South American and others European and were collected during my father-in-laws Army tours to Brazil and Portugal.
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Does anyone else get fed up trying to think of a title for their images too...?
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Cajun spiced butter and corn bread course served in Coral Princess' Explorers Lounge restaurant as part of Steakhouse night.
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Gilded, spring loaded doorstop holds the main, passenger, locking glass door way open for passengers to disembark from Coral Princess for local, on shore excursions.
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White and yellow bougainvillea glow with early morning sunlight on Santorini Island, Greece.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1311 days ago, 0 comment(s)