Stone Angel Sunday 2

last Sunday I shared some images with you from this very beautiful cemetery in Old San Juan also known as La Perla Cemetery…

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there are more than just angels in the cemetery by the sea…

the details in the marble are truly breathtaking…

we did notice some damage with fingers and even arms missing…

I will share a stirring example with you next Sunday…

capturing the complete images was a bit challenging

because so many of the monuments are very close together…

Brightest of Blessings to you today and always…

30 responses to “Stone Angel Sunday 2

  1. Extraordinary! We don’t have cemeteries like this in Indiana. Do you have any   about who did the stone carvings? Such fine work, and the photos are exceptional. Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments. Susan

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  2. Patty your photos are amazing.
    So so beautiful stone angels.
    Thanks for sharing us.

    Have a lovely sunday my dear friend. xoxo

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  3. What beautiful statues…..my fav is the seated one….such character. Thanks for sharing:)

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  4. Patty, the photos are quite adorable!
    I hope you enjoyed your trip.
    Thank you for sharing!

    Wish you a nice Sunday my friend.

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  5. So beautiful beautiful stone angels, Patty!
    Thanks for sharing wit us.
    Hugs from Norway

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  6. Patty; thank you for sharing these with us. My – they are breathtaking to look at. The detail; the one with the flowers – I just can’t get over it! And the rosaries, too! Amazing how they get the facial features,too. These are just beautiful! xxoo

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  7. Gorgeous and beautiful photos dear Patty… these stone angels are amazing… thank you so much for sharing them with us:))

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  8. They are so lifelike, like they are frozen in time and not captured in stone. Beautiful! Take care!

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  9. I am still marveling at what they did with marble, can’t grasp the texture the artist was able to create with that medium. I’m wondering how old they are.

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  10. Oh they are so very beautiful, kind of you to share x

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  11. these angels are so beautiful and inspiring! Michelangelo said that there is a figure already in the stone, and that the sculptor just has to free it…these sculptors definitely had that gift! thanks for sharing…

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  12. WOW!! Those angels are so incredible. The detail…the poses…the weathering..gorgeous.

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  13. Beautiful angels ~ you captured them and their features in such great detail and care. They wil be lovely to use in art! Thanks for sharing Patty, I truly love and appreciate your giving and generous heart! Blessings, Katie

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  14. Were it not for the way you mark your photos, I would never have guessed all these photos weren’t taken by the same person. I see you and Mr. Magpie share your love for photography. You manage to capture the best images. You have a real flare for photography. I’m incredibly impressed with your camera. I need one of those that doesn’t show shaking hands!

    It must have been beautiful there. The weather looks superb with gorgeous skies and views that would go on forever. No smog, no pollution, just gorgeous angels as far as the eye could see.

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  15. they are so gorgeous….it takes my breath away…you are so nice to share these, patty….must have been a magical place…you can really see the texture of the marble, maybe the sea salty air is rough on them…how old were they?

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  16. These are all beautiful….the last one I adore with the book in her hand and the look on her face.
    THANK YOU for sharing Patty. I have them tucked safely in my PATTY file.
    A week from tomorrow ~ face to face. Splendid…..

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  17. I’ve never seen such a beautiful cemetery. No wonder you took so many lovely photos. Thanks Patty.

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  18. More beauty! Thanks for sharing Patty. So enjoying the images.

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  19. Can you even imagine how much those would cost today? I wonder if anyone still does that kind of work? Probably…. in some remote village somewhere…but very unaffordable. These are soooo beautiful. We no longer have access to things that take such time to do…. nowadays we’d want those cut with a laser in a week. We are impatient. I need a nap….

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  20. wonderful photos Patty and they look glorious against that brilliant blue sky…

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  21. Extraordinary images – even looking at them creates a very special atmosphere.

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  22. Extraordinary collection of monuments Patty, I can feel the atmosphere radiating out of the photos, you captured them so well and they look so crisp against the clear blue sky, what an amazing experience you had. Mx

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  23. Fran Podlesney

    These angels are absolutely amazing. They are even better than all the angels I saw in the Vatican.

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  24. I am, of course, a sucker for stone angels. But these by the sea could me no more beautiful. You must make a photo book or calendar of these — they are without question gems, each and every one.

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  25. I simply can’t believe the detail the artists have been able to carve into stone – it’s so amazing!

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  26. these are incredible. so much realism and expression. and that rosary! my eyes went right to it in the first photo and i’m glad you did a close up in the next photo. how did you know i wanted a closer look? 😉

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  27. gorgeous. simply breathtaking. i have so many curious questions that i demand you answer! lol! how long did it take to carve one of these? how did these artists learn their trade? original cost in today’s dollars? is this cemetery protected by some form of security? and on and on. such a beautiful post, Patty! I have also been meaning to ask you how you feel/your wishes of having someone pin photos from your blog to their Pinterest account? (FYI: An automatic link is created to the original source and appears in the upper righthand corner of a photo. By clicking on that upper righthand writing, it takes you to the org. source of photo.)

    Thanks again for sharing your magnificent trip with us. Looking forward to any new posts from this vacation extraordinaire! xo, Sue

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  28. Absolutely jaw dropping, that seated angel is stunning , she has to be my favourite but the others are gorgeous. Bet it was amazing being up close to them

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  30. Your (or Mr. Magpie’s) photography is stellar! I am going to use a couple of these for blog challenges some day so I am putting those two on my computer. Thanks so much, generous Patty.

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