Saturday, 14 August 2010

ALICIA KEYS: "Falling"

































Pisa - Tuscany (Italy)

4 comments:

sheri said...

truly, this in unbelievable! you've posted a photo of babies nursing from the teats of a wolf and i have to ask you what do you know about this??
my grandmother gave me a pinkish marble container with a lid that has a pewter wolf and three babies...just like the photo you've posted. her husband brought it back from his time overseas during ww2.
i don't expect that you would respond because you haven't yet but maybe you could just post some information about it?
it would mean a lot to me...

Chasing-Thoth said...

The two babies are the abandoned twin brothers Romulus and Remus. According to the ancient Roman legend, their life story explains the founding of Rome. They were found by a wolf, who took care of them, and this is precisely what is depicted in the statue. I am sure you can find the full story on the web. I took my picture near the Pisa tower, but you find similar statues elsewhere in Italy too. I just wonder why your container has three babies. Perhaps it was just a matter of artistic freedom to make 3 in stead of 2, and perhaps your grandmother had three children at the time when she received the gift.

spunknsparkle said...

looooove ur photos....

Anonymous said...

letters to juliet...