A Holy Book

Religious Text on Altar, Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark

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When Bigger is Better

The Sphinx

The Sphinx, Giza, Egypt

Nothing says power, superiority, importance, command like size. The bigger, the better when it comes to religion, government, or a combination of the two.  Ancient Egypt was one of the first civilizations to demonstration the power represented in size.

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Color Your World Almond

Avenue of the Sphinxes

Avenue of the Sphinxes, Luxor, Egypt

An avenue of sandstone sphinxes stretches over 1.5 miles from the Temple of Luxor to the Temple of Karnak. At one time, over 1300 statues lined the road, which was used annually for the Opet Festival honoring the ancient Egyptian god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. The the sacred pathway was used as early as the 15th century BCE.  The pharaoh Nectenabo I (380-362 BCE) built the existing avenue and lined it with sphinxes bearing his name. Most of the sphinxes have human heads, but some earlier statues near Karnak have rams heads. In 2004, the Egyptian government began a massive excavation and restoration project to restore the road and its sphinxes, many of which had deteriorated, been buried in the sand, or used for other projects by the Romans and others.  Large sections of the avenue linking the two temples have been completed.

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Solemn Seating

Rest Your Bones in Beaune

Chapel bench, Collégiale Basilique Notre-Dame, Beaune, France

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Pink It Is #10

Lisbon Pink

Virgin Pink, Estrela Basilica, Lisbon, Portugal

Statue of the Virgin Mary and three worshipful angel heads, Estrela Basilica, Lisbon, Portugal. Note the of pink flowers in the fine painted details on her garments. Unfortunately, her crown didn’t fit in the square.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Tumbleweed

Advent Wreath

Advent/Christmas Decorations, Church of Saint-Séverin, Latin Quarter, Paris, France

 

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

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