Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wayside shrine in Prissian



Paintings are on three sides of this wayside shrine.






Wayside shrine in Prissian / Prissiano - Adige Valley.

A wayside shrine is a religious image, usually in some sort of small shelter, placed by a road or pathway, sometimes in a settlement or at a crossroads, but often in the middle of an empty stretch of country road, or at the top of a hill or mountain. They have been a feature of many cultures, including Catholic Europe and Japan. (Font: Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Dina said...

I like this custom of wayside shrines. This one is very beautiful.

Revrunner said...

Art is everywhere in Italy.

Fotolosopher said...

Those paintings are quite impressive (and beautiful) for a wayside shrine!

VP said...

A beautiful shrine...

Sharon Anck said...

We have a similar tradition here but, I like the look of this one.

William Kendall said...

It seems quite old!

RedPat said...

I quite like this idea!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Those paintings are so fascinating.

orvokki said...

Beautiful !!

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