Camera Lucinda: Stone

breathing life into stone

Athena Parthenos, Roman Copy (1st-2nd C. A.D.), Louvre, Paris, France

Athena Parthenos, Roman Copy (1st-2nd C. CE), Louvre, Paris, France

Part of the Louvre’s antiquities collection, Athena Parthenos, also called Athena of the Necklace, is a Roman copy after the original which stood in the Parthenon in Athens. The statue dates to the 1st-2nd century CE and is made of parian and pentelic marble. The original statue by Phidias, dated 438 BCE, was a 36-foot colossus constructed of a wooden frame sheathed in ivory and gold. It stood inside the Parthenon in Athens.  Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was the Greek goddess of wisdom, war and crafts.  The Parthenon was built in her honor.

 

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Camera Lucinda: Beautiful Imperfections

work in progress

Work in Progress, Classic Car, Casablanca, Havana, Cuba

Work in Progress, Classic Car, Casablanca, Havana, Cuba

Camera Lucinda: Beautiful Imperfections

Camera Lucinda: Hidden

Dead Saints

Dead Saints Behind Glass

Dead Saints Behind Glass, St. Michael’s Church, Mondsee, Austria

Can you find them?

Camera Lucinda: Hidden

Camera Lucinda: Winter Morning

Waiting for Summer

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

Camera Lucinda: Winter Morning

Camera Lucinda: The Sign

Gone Out Of Business

Covering All Your Bases

Covering All Your Bases

I’m not sure what kind of store this was or how long it had been out of business, but the signs in the window amused me.  Windsor, England.

Camera Lucinda: The Sign

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