Wednesday, April 9

ABC Wednesday - L

This ABC Wednesday the letter required is L
It could then be very easy to say L is for L = 50 in Roman Numeral, but why was L chosen as 50.
Possibly it starts with the Etruscan symbol for 10 = X where the half was adopted for 5 = V, or was it the opposite way that V symbolize the hand (with 5 fingers), and 10 = X is two hands.
L has the same shape (more straight) and could be the symbol of half C = 100/2 = 50.
Anyone who believe in this theory?

The last days I have used some photos from Dublin, Irland in my blogposts. It feels natural to continue this practice by adding another Dublin photo today.
L is for Liffey River.
Diego Velazquez´s painting of Gioconda at Prado in Madrid, may get you think of another Gioconda at Louvre in Paris: "The Mona Lisa", but the painting below is made by Velazquez .L is for Leonardo da Vinci (statue outside Uffizi Gallery in Florence)
In Tuscany there is a lot of wonderful places to visit. This is from the Tower city: Lucca.In the Basilica di San Frediano in Lucca you can visit the mummified body of Saint Zita.L is for Lucca, Tuscany, and the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini.

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini has composed many beautiful Operas: La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and the Turandot with the wonderful arie "Nessun dorma" here performed on a YouTube video by Luciano Pavarotti
L is for Luciano Pavarotti

This stilleben was also taken in Italy. The two baskets with fruits I found in the small village Monterosso al Mare.
L is for Lemon.

As usual I end up the Wednesday ABC post with some of my own paintings, and today I present some more of my Ladies.
L is for Lady in Red, Lady in Blue, Green Lady and the Lion Queen



For more ABC Wednesday adventurer go to Mrs.Nesbitts Place

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and a very interesting theory about the Roman Numerals.
Liked the picture of the Lifferty River in Berlin most.
Have a nice ABC-Wednesday.

Paulie said...

Good thinking on that Roman Numeral possibility.

LOTS of ladies and a beautiful river! You went all out!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

You may have used up all the Lexicon of words

RuneE said...

Leave to the Ladies...!

Blue said...

What a fascinating aray of L's.
Am book marking it to come & re-read & follow the links later.

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhh!
Is the lady in blue your wife?
The smile seemed so similar!

John said...

Dette var en veldig bra og innholdsrik "L" post Arne!
Bl.a fine innslag av egenproduserte malerier, bilder og tekst. Very well done.

Landliv said...

Her var det mye å lære! Kjempespennende. Også broinnlegget. Veldig bra, og fint å få vist frem operahuset vårt i din internasjonale blogg! Ha en god dag! :-)

Ida said...

I am always impressed by the variety in your ABC posts. Your archive must be BIG! :)
My favourite here is the tower in Tuscany and each and everyone of your paintings. :)
Did your wife do some modeling here? Beautiful work! :)

Anemone said...

Må innom deg i matpausen i dag også for å se hva det er du har for deg på en formiddag.

Og her var mye og lese og se på gitt..., blir her med mitt knekkebrød jeg gitt.

Lunch med Arne :-)))

kRiZ cPEc said...

So many art works here. This is enviable, how nice to be in a place like this!

hpy said...

A lovely way to show your ladies.

HildeS. said...

Her var det masse interessant L stoff. Toscana er ein av plassane eg drøymer om å reise til i nær framtid. Spennande å lese om St. Zita også. Du er veldig flink å komme med tillegsinformasjon til det du skriver om.
Flotte fargesterke malerier fra deg denne gangen også.
Eg har ikkje sett serien Gynekologen fra Askim, burde eg det?
Ha ein fin dag Arne.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

På det nermeste så var jeg bare et par meter fra løvene. Men med glass mellom oss så var jeg så trygg. Og telelinse blir det nok mange år til jeg får det:)

You have many great L's and your paintings are just wonderful. Liked your red, blue and green Lady's and the last one too.

Must be very interesting and funny to visit so many wonderful places:)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I forgot to tell you that your text to day was very ineresting!

Nessa said...

Lovely L's. I LIKE your roman numeral theories.

Andrea said...

Interesting "L" post.

Lilli & Nevada said...

All are very nice L posts here. You have some beautiful paintings.

I have no reason to compete with Mrs Nesbit why do you feel that i am ? Wordless Wed has been around for a very long time. I don't think it is right for you to make that kind of a comment to anyone. Not that i need to explain myself, but i wanted to try something different. I happen to like the Mr Linky option for when there are lots of posters. Since Mrs.Nesbit took it away here it was harder to visit, as it is a pain to go to her site and keep scrolling down to people that have commented. Hopefully it will be better once she puts up a blog roll.

Petunia said...

Når har du tid til å reise så mye rundt omkring når du driver med bloggingen og maler og alt mulig annet?
Flotte bilder både reisebilder,maleriene og dem du har malt selv! Flott!

Mari said...

I enjoyed!

Katney said...

As always you have an iLLuminating seLection of Ls for your presentation. The Italian photos give me nostalgia, and the Dublin ones make me wonder what I missed in Ireland many years ago. I think my visual memories are more of the countryside, and my city ones of the lovely lady, mother of a friend back home, who hosted us there.

Anne-Berit said...

Hei,syns teorien din høres helt logisk ut jeg.Alltid mye å lære på bloggen din.Å bli gaidet gjennom bilder og tekst til alle verdens kanter er topp,og L-ene dine i dag var fine,alle sammen.Tror Lady in blue er et maleri av din kone,og at green lady er av Tina Turner i hennes yngre dager,fine bilder ihvertfall.Ha det bra:o)

DeeMom said...

Ah Mona, wow what a thrill when I got to see her when I was in Paris… great “L” pictures

BumbleVee said...

I was lazy compared to you Arne....I stopped at just lemons... and something yummy to make wit them...

Kim said...

So many L's and all great.

Ackworth Born said...

So many Ls it is difficult to know what to say
of course for Dublin, yes the Liffy.

I recall once hearing why L was used for fifty in Latin but have forgotten now what it was.

love the ladies as always

Anemone said...

Klokken er 21:15 og jeg spiser knekkebrød nok en gang :-)

Tenkte på deg igjen da vet du :-)

Miss_Yves said...

Wonderful travels...
Miss Yves

Berit said...

Mange flotte L` her som jeg kunne tenkt å tatt i nærmere beskuelse!
Du viser alltid så mye flott fra dine reiser, utrolig hva du har opplevd!
Ha en fin uke.

Diana said...

good L's . I like all the art in Tuscany!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Wonderful travel photos as usual. I could not even get close to The Mona Lisa at the Louvre because it drew the most crowd several rows deep.

Gordon said...

A great post! Another set of interesting photos. I really like your art; lovely ladies.

Alan said...

Not sure about the Roman numerals. It's all Latin to me. :)

Lots of nice Ls and nice photos, too. I had never seen the Velasquez Gioconda that I can recall. Did you visit Lucca specifically because it was Puccini's birthplace or is there something else there - besides beautiful architecture and great food? :)

Neva said...

I am so impressed with all the 'l's you posted...I can barely think of One and yours are always so creative....and I am not so sure about the roman numeral theroy!!!!

Dragonstar said...

You've put a lot of thought into your "L" post. Roman numerals, the Liffey (which I find amusing, living where I do!) and so on. I really like your Lady in Blue.