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I'm here because it's a place where I want to be.

What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...

I do have another more personal moblog Vivupclose

Take a look at my daughter Beth's website...

food for thought...

Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

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light relief - real life in Seville

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and goodbye Cathedral
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Still Seville Cathedral - more beautiful stained glass

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You can tell that it's pretty high from the angle I have taken it

the amazing work of Pierre Dancart

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resurrection

the amazing work of Pierre Dancart

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the death

the amazing work of Pierre Dancart

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probably the raising of Lazarus' wife

the amazing work of Pierre Dancart - not for the squeamish!

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Slaughter of the Innocents

the amazing work of Pierre Dancart

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the nativity

circumsision (I think)

visit from the kings

then a massive golden altarpiece

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Apparently staggering amounts of gold.

'...a vast Gothic retablo comprised of 45 carved scenes from the life of Christ. The lifetime's work of a single craftsman, Pierre Dancart, this is the ultimate masterpiece of the cathedral - the largest and richest altarpiece in the world and one of the finest examples of Gothic woodcarving anywhere.'

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