Saturday, October 25, 2008

Madonna and Child

This statue is located in front of the Madonna dei Martiri church at the north end of town. I don't know the name of the sculpture or year of installation, or anything, unfortunately...I forgot to take notes when I shot the photo! Currently I am not getting out of the house much as my younger son is having some health problems and is confined to bed. But I promise to find out more about this statue and let you know as soon as possible!

I wanted to post the photo even without all the details because one of my readers, Lagrasta, whose family comes from Molfetta, although he lives in the USA, mentioned that he loved this statue. At least, I believe this is the one he had in mind! (Let me know if this is not the right one, Lagrasta!)

Today I received the Blogging Friends Forever Award from Petrea of Pasadena Daily Photo (and other!) fame. I am so thrilled to receive this award because I admire Petrea and her blog for her thought-provoking photos and writing. I think it's especially nice that it's an award for "friends." I'm honored to be a friend of Petrea! We need all the friends we can get, I say!

Now, I get to give the award in turn to five bloggers, according to the following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

My award recipients are:

Hilda of My Manila, who is perhaps my most faithful comment-leaver. I am always thrilled to hear what she has to say about my photos!

Michelle of Bleeding Espresso, who, whether she knows it or not, was one of my very first blogging inspirations!

Fabrizio of Torino Daily Photo, who has offered me kind support from the very beginning!

Kimy of Mouse Medicine and Lakewood Daily Snap, whose work is inspiring and moving. I thank her for her comments and support which have meant a lot to me!

My new friend is Nobu of Funabashi Daily Cell Phone Photo whose photos take me back to my days in Japan and whose haiku are truly lovely!

Take a moment to visit my friends at their blogs, I think you'll enjoy them!


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Thank you so much! I don't get around to visit blogs as much as I like, but I always love seeing your photos in my feedreader :)

Congrats to the other winners; looking forward to visiting them as well!

Hilda said...

Your comment about me got me laughing out loud — is it another way of saying that I'm talkative? ;D

Thank you so much, Saretta! And congratulations too! You have to take full credit (blame? heehee) for my being here all the time — your photos are wonderful and your commentary very informative. I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

I'm glad Lagrasta asked for this photo. I think it's a fantastic sculpture! Very modern and graceful.

I hope your son gets well soon! I'll be praying for him.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

first of all, prayers for your son - and your whole family are being offered up - I hope whatever problems has confined him to bed are soon vanished! there is nothing worse for parents than when a child is not well. there is an expression that I'm fond of which goes "one is only as happy as one's unhappiest child" - and I find that this is as relevant to both physical and mental health/happiness.

second, thank you so much for the award! and the kind, kind words. my blogging world was brightened when I found your blogs!

third, I love the statue - what a beautiful piece of public art. worth a trip to molfetta. I wish!!

thanks. get well soon lil' bud! namaste.

Maria Verivaki said...

looking through your blog, your town resembles my own town in so many ways

Kathleen McQueen Wright said...

Beautiful piece of art!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Such a beautiful moving sculpture. Just be careful with accepting awards. I have stopped accepting them as some contain viruses. Wll done though. You have a wonderful blog.

Laurie Allee said...

Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery of your son. And thanks for a beautiful mother and child photo today! I'm looking forward to exploring Nobu's site. I already enjoy the other recipients' blogs! SO many talented and wonderful friends we have around the world.

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

I'm emotional-easy... So you really touched me. For sure I will visit other blogs you nominated because -a part Hilda that I know- I would like to meet other friends.

Again, thank you very much Saretta :-)))

Ming the Merciless said...

What an interesting interpretation of Madonna & child, especially in Italy.

I would expect this in, say St. Louis, Missouri but in Molfetta, Italy?!?!

Anyway, I hope your son feels better soon.

LaGrasta said...

Yes, this is the statue I fell in love while visiting your city. The size of the mother shows such strength and protection for her child. From any angle of view, the sky is the back drop and appears almost light in spite of it's massive size, almost as if it could blow away with a subtle gust. Thank you for sharing it with everyone at my request. Christ blessings to you, your family, and your son's health.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a lovely statue, gorgeous!

Petrea Burchard said...

Despite all the historic architecture, there's a lot of very modern art in Molfetta, it seems.

Sending good thoughts for your son.

Pietro Brosio said...

Very attractive composition, I like it.
Best wishes for your son's health, Saretta.

PeterParis said...

I can understand the wish to see the statue - it's a very nice composition! All my wishes for a quick recovery for your son - and more outdoor photos by you!

Saretta said...

Thank you all for your kind words and also your prayers and thoughts for my son. I appreciate it very very much. You have all brightened up what had been not a very bright day for me...thanks again!