Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Benedictine Monastery - 12th Century Frescoes and Window

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Click to better see the delicately painted figures that surround this wonderfully unusual window.
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My internet (and phone and cable) service is really acting up today so I'm going to post this as quickly as possibly before something else goes wrong. Look here for a better description of where I went and what I saw on my Abu Ghosh photowalk.
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15 comments:

kaye said...

Looks like this might have been the best stop on your walk. What a lovely building.

Thom said...

That is beautiful :)

Dina said...

So amazing. Beautiful.

Good luck with your connection.

Mojo said...

Man I need to take a walk around your hood! this is awesome!

Daryl said...

I wish I could hop on the M104 and be there with you wandering ... excellent series you've done Robin!

Cascia said...

Yes, that is beautiful!

Julia Smith said...

Have I mentioned before that these medieval beauties you can walk to just floor me?

Robin said...

Not quite walk to, it's about a 40 minute drive, but still not too shabby ;).

moneythoughts said...

Reminds of the church in the film The English Patient. Would love to see frescoes up close. Nice shot.

Mimi said...

Truly beautiful!
I was in Munich recently, and we ate in a Benedictine Beerhouse! They have a huge brewery in Munich!

day by day said...

ohhh...what a beautiful building!!!!

napaboaniya said...

Really unusual window, but should look pretty when there's sunlight beaming in through those tiny holes :)

SandyCarlson said...

That is very, very beautiful.

Dimple said...

That lattice work on the window is lovely. Abu Ghosh is a beautiful place.

maryt/theteach said...

That is indeed an unusual window, Robin, but I love it! :)