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:

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

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

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

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  4. Those paintings are so fascinating.

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