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!
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:
And a sleeping nymph, complete with little dog as guardian watching over her:
Take a trip over to Ese’s blog to see more statues here.
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…
Buttocks? – and you complained about slobber. Wash your mouth out Susan. x
What beautiful gardens Sue, I particularly like the first shot, gorgeous 🙂
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…
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.
I hope you get there one day….
these are gorgeous. i love the eerie yet enchanted feeling 🙂
Thank you! Eerie and enchanted just. A
Meant to say sums this place up!
Fascinating statues, especially that little dog with the rather large nymph. 🙂
They are most fascinating….and I think the dog is only a puppy, but a very loyal one 🙂
The more aged the better … never thought I would say that about an Nymph 😉
Great stories to tell with these Sue !
An ageing nymph! Loads of stories… 🙂
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These are beautiful.
Love the first….taut buttocks and all 😀
Oh my, I never noticed the dog when I was there! 😮 I checked now, I have it in my photos but I didn’t see it there! Thanks for that!