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
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