17 December 2009

Theme Thursday-History

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.
~Sandra Day O'Connor

I came across this wall outside of Montepulciano Italy. Set upon a limestone ridge, the town is known for its wine and looks pretty much like it has for the last three centuries. Studying the designs of the blocks and facia, I found myself wondering about the reason for the ornamentation --was it truly old? What about the writing in the lower left hand corner? Was it medieval graffiti? Mysterious and beautiful.

Regardless of its age, the wall spoke to me and is now part of my history.  Andiamo! Buona sera.


TheWordWire said...

That is beautiful -- For some reason, I'm intrigued by the writing in the corner. Because it's in a language I can't read, it seems mysterious and prophetic. But if it's like most etchings in nice things I've ween written in English, it's some ego maniac's way of getting attention. I like it better in your photo. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

I agree-lovely wall. And very mysterious writing. I suppose it doesn't matter whether it's truly old--it evoked a certain response, had a certain resonance, either way.

Brian Miller said...

have not got to see all my TT peeps in a couple weeks. a quick note to say i hope you have had a great holiday and warm wishes for a happy new year!


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