"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)



Picture taken in the Grotto of the Lady Mary, Bethlehem

4 responses

  1. Stunning photo. The black, white and red of the nuns’ habit seems to somehow be making some kind of point (though what it is, I have no idea). I feel like I’m going on this pilgrimage with you. What “happened” on the stone altar before which the nuns are bowing?

    October 16, 2012 at 2:15 am

    • The sisters had been processing through the grotto whilst singing plainsong chant. I only caught the end of their devotions and am not really sure if the alter had a "special" significance.

      October 16, 2012 at 9:35 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    At first, they didn’t look real to me, rather like something from a Breugel painting, ‘Peasant Wedding’. The colours are very similar.

    October 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    • It’s a “timeless” scene that was already very well established when Breugel depicted his scenes from life..

      October 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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