Weekly Travel Theme: Statues

Today, Ailsa has chosen Statues for her Weekly Travel Theme. I thought I would post some statuary from gardens in Lazio, Italy.

First up, Roman statues from the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) – nice, well toned buttocks!

Villa Adriana, detail

Villa Adriana, detail

Now to the Park of the Monsters, or Sacre Bosco (the Sacred Wood) of Bomarzo, Lazio. Lots of statues here, and I shall show just two.
The Cerberus is here, with it’s three heads to look in each direction:

Cerberus, guardian of the underworld as seen at the Park of the Monsters, Bomarzo

Cerberus, guardian of the underworld as seen at the Park of the Monsters, Bomarzo

And a sleeping nymph, complete with little dog as guardian watching over her:

The Sleeping Nymph, as seen at the Park of the Monsters, Bomarzo

The Sleeping Nymph, as seen at the Park of the Monsters, Bomarzo

Take a trip over to Ese’s blog to see more statues here.

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26 comments

  1. Love the aging of the statues. Great color, texture, etc.

    • Thanks Rusha! Much appreciated. Bomarzo especially evokes a sense of time passed, because it’s not ‘manicured’ as so many places are…

  2. Buttocks? – and you complained about slobber. Wash your mouth out Susan. x

  3. What beautiful gardens Sue, I particularly like the first shot, gorgeous 🙂

  4. These are beautiful Sue. The green on the last one really creates an eerie effect.

    • It was a great place to visit, quite unusual….ony trouble was it rained the whole time, but that might have added to the mystery…

  5. Great photos Sue, I love statues covered in lichens and mosses. You are making me really want to visit Italy again. I have only had a couple of brief trips there.

  6. these are gorgeous. i love the eerie yet enchanted feeling 🙂

  7. Fascinating statues, especially that little dog with the rather large nymph. 🙂

  8. poppytump

    The more aged the better … never thought I would say that about an Nymph 😉
    Great stories to tell with these Sue !

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  10. Love the first….taut buttocks and all 😀

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