Daily Rome Shot 331

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  2. A memorial of one of the seven Gates of Gondolin.

  3. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    I hoped to hunt this down by searching for wrought-iron grapevine gates, but only learned that they are quite a thing!

    I wonder how much Scriptural iconography may have contributed to this ‘gate genre’? (Psalm 79:14-16 – “Exterminavit eam aper de silva, et singularis ferus depastus est eam. Deus virtutum, convertere, respice de caelo, et vide, et visita vineam istam; et perfice eam quam plantavit dextera tua, et super filium hominis quem confirmasti tibi”?)

  4. Not says:

    Being a Plasterer for many years, I love this picture. The tile, the wrought iron the barrel ceiling. I am sure the crown moldings and door frames are plaster.

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Anita Moore OP lay: Good one.

    A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
    Silivren penna miriel
    O menal aglar elenath!
    Na-chaered palan-diriel
    O galadhremmin ennorath,
    Fanuilos, le linnathon
    nef aear, si nef aearon!

    O Light to us that wander here
    Amid the world of woven trees.

    Speaking of woven trees, Venerator Sti Lot makes an interesting point about Psalms 79 and wrought iron arbor. Zacharias 8:12 sounds inviting and is in theme with Fr. Z’s V. Frattina :

    But there shall be the seed of peace: the vine shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew: and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.

  6. Mariana2 says:

    Anita Moore,


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