BLACK & WHITE Sunday: And a little bit bit pink


I can't show you this man's face


No ... He is not a dentist


He is another of Gianlorenzo Bernini’s blatant ‘tongue in cheek’ digs at his rival Francesco Borromini. When I posted the 2nd guy below [here], the lovely and knowledgeable Simone from The Bottom of the Ironing Basket pointed out that Bernini had made yet another dig at Borromini by placing a statue with his back turned to Borromini’s facade! [if you are getting confused with the Bernini’s and Borromini’s try writing this post!]. Anyway… Simone’s comment encouraged me to go on a search.. and digging through my photos.. alas.. I found the second guy!! Sure enough he has his back turned to the facade AND has his head draped to protect himself from this vision!! How funny.. those whacky feuding sculptors!!

Unfortunately once I chopped the heads and arms of my fellow tourists out of the picture, this was all that was left. Also below is the original photo I posted of ‘Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi’ .. but this time in Black & White. So although nothing new in way of photos... stick around as there are some awards at the end.

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Being Ruby - Piazza Navona - inset 1

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You might be wondering what the ‘Little Bit Pink’ is. Well the talented Tamerie from A Little of This That and the Other presented me with this ‘I think you’re an awesome girl’ award. What a sweetheart! Tamerie is a talented and resourceful girl who whips up something new to delight us each week. Pay her a visit and say hello from me!! If you pop over now, you'll see some eye candy for sure!! he he

Well as a little Thank You to Anne Marie for hosting Black & White Sunday each week, and also all the talented and charming girls who participate and support each other each week, I’d like to pass this award on to each of them. Plus an award to Jacqueline from HOME as avid B&W supporter. Jacqueline generously participates each week by way of her supportive and flattering comments [best cheer squad in blogland]. So here they are in no particular order;


Anne Marie of Na-Da Farm Life

Carole of Maynard Greenhouse

Erin of Erin's Art and Gardens

Turquoise Diaries

Eniko of The Secret Garden

Jacqueline from HOME


I also would like to thank the effervescent Jacqueline of HOME for giving me this very special award below. What a wonderful friend and blogger Jacqueline is. She created some personalized awards for a few of her blogging buddies, uniquely tailored to reflect their own interests and I was lucky enough to be a recipient. Very special indeed. Here is my ‘personal’ award [in black & white]. What a special friend she is!! There is no-one like her!

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YES there is even more Pink to come in the form of a giveaway this week. I thought it was time I gave back a little for all the giveaways I have won, so what better than something ‘Pink’ as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pop over and check out the great work being done by;

The McGrath Foundation

And while you’re popping around the net… pop over and see the 30% OFF Louenhide Handbag Sale at The Armchair Trader [one of our very own blogging gals]. There just might be a pink Louenhide Handbag in my giveaway soon. If pink is not your thing, A-M has other delightful Louenhide choices. But hurry girls.. they are selling out fast!

The Armchair Trader - Louenhide Handbag Sale



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And of course – you can see this week’s Black & White Sunday participants over here.

Hosted by ‘Anne Marie of Na-Da Farm Life

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IMAGE SOURCE: Non Award Images by me [being Ruby]


Sahildeki Ev said...

Hey Thanks for the award.. This is a lovely B/W award. I love it..

Giulia said...

xoxo to you, Julie. I can't believe how easily it is to pop over to see you (& now to see these handbags of which you speak), with fast internet. I'll be excited for awhile so everyone will have to excuse my unbridled enthusiasm. I was in the early 1990s tech-speaking & suddenly it's late a matter of one day, really.

Love the pix, but of course. I have had so many wonderful Roman Sundays. This will absolutely be enough to hold me for now. Off to look at these handbags...


Landstil said...

beautiful pictures!

The Stylish House said...

Thank you for this interesting post. I’m fascinated by the behind the scene scenarios that is often present in artwork. It makes for a fuller understanding of the piece, and adds layers of intrigue and amusement.

Anne Marie said...

thank you Julie~ and I'd also like to thank my husband, for being such a wonderul supporter of all this time in blogland....and to my kids (big shout out)
but I can't forget to thank the woman herself, who we all admire; Julie


Sue said...

Julie-I have to say that you are teaching me about places and things I knew nothing about. Fun!

I'm glad you made it to my "mom" blog, you will probably get to "know' me better on that one.

The handbags are yummy.


Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Your awards are well deserved!

Carole said...

You are an "awesome girl" and a great black and white photographer too. You desire all the awards out there because you have one of the warmest and most genuine blogs going. I'm so happy to call you my friend. Sad we live so far away!!!! Think of the fun we'd have together!!!

I was a bad girl and forgot about B&W Sunday....but I may try to squeeze one out :)
Beautiful shots!!!!

erin's art and gardens said...

JULIE!!!! thank you sooooooo much darling!! how fun to visit you today (ALWAYS) and see my name! i am humbled, my dear. just when i was feeling like maybe nobody was caring about my blog (partially from the hormones at work here) then you honor me and make me want to be a better person and blogger. Thank you, thank you, thank you! this blogosphere is an amazing place for sure...i am still learning to navigate...but, perhaps that is the best pay off. the constant learning. i never even learned to type let alone compute, and here i am giving it a go! as always, your post gorgeous and inspiring...'wacky feuding sculptors' is hilarious (i swear men are hormonal too!) again, i thank you from the bottom of my heart, your support has blown me away and is greatly appreciated...kisses, hugs and a big squeeze! erin

erin's art and gardens said...

hi, it's me again with a post script...
i have changed my mind. i do that a lot.
the best part of blogging is meeting wonderful friends like you.
sincerely, erin :0)

Mise said...

Hurrah for Jacqueline, who is a sweetheart, and I'm off to visit those other blogs!

Berta F said...

Hello Julie...bellísimas your vintage photos....always gorgeous your BLOG Berta (toiledeouy.blogspot)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Julie... you're so lovely....all of those flattering things that you said....I'm feeling all embarassed !!!!Everything that I say about your photographs is true. They are beautiful, and give us all a taste of the beauty and culture of these wonderful countries.You are truly gifted in photography and writing and you open our eyes to the culture and beauty that can be found around the world.I love your B&W Sundays and long may they continue. You are a loyal, kind and generous blogging friend and I am so pleased to have met you.
As Carole said, it's such a shame that we live so far away, but, we will remain blogging penpals or should I say email pals.
Oh, crikey!!!!...I haven't even commented on your B&W Sunday.What I love is that these beautiful sculptures that we see all over the world, always have a great story behind them, as this one does. Your photographs are superb with that wonderful 'Julie grainy' quality that I love and which brings a vintage look to them.
Once again Julie, thank you for my award and for being a dear friend. XXXX

simon said...

are there any specials on WW2 Jeep parts? :o)

Another top post and I learned about Sculptures which is very cool! said...

Wow, there is so much happening this week. Congrats on the award and have a great week.

Kellie Collis said...

Some blogs here i have not seen - will pop by now to look! x

Luiza said...

Congratulations to the wonderful blogaward you recieved from Jackie.
She is really´s beautiful, as your photos...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Samy said...

Beautiful pictures Julie and congratulations on the award...very well deserved!

annies home said...

wow what pictures and so stark in th eblack and white

thanksfor visiting my blog as well

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Hi, Julie,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such a lovely comment! I'm glad you found me, because that lead me to you and your lovely blog!

xoxo Gigi

Courtney said...

This post makes me want to dig out my art history textbooks, and read a little bit each day. Lovely photos as usual, Julie.

Brabourne Farm said...

You take the most beautiful photos - these are wonderful! Leigh