Monday, January 31, 2011

Exquisite South Rose Window........


This magnificent South Rose Window
in the Notre Dame Cathederal Paris
was a gift from King Saint-Louis.
It was originally installed in circa 1260
Now that's a long time ago!!!

It remains today ever so beautiful with it's
superb colourings predominately in the blue tonings



The exterior of the window with delicate fine stone tracery.

Notre Dame is said to be France's most visited monument,
with over 13 million visitors each year
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fleurs de Lotus ....

(click on images to enlarge - you will see the finer details)

Just sharing with your these photo's of the exquisite
Sacred Lotus flowers, now in bloom in my
home town of Adelaide in South Australia.
They also grow prolifically in French Tahiti
where the seeds are powdered & used
in body scrubs / exfoliants
(the botanic name is Nelumbo Nucifera)


~ I hope you like them ~


In the centre of the pond is a statue entitled
"Boy on Swan"



The colour in the bud is simply divine!!

"Ducks on a pond
a grass bank beyond
a blue sky of spring
white clouds on the wing
what a little thing
to remember for years"
taken from the poem by William Allingham

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