This week, guest host Xenia Tran has chosen Sanctuary as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself. Every time I hear the word Sanctuary I think of that most magical and moving moment in movie history when Charles Laughton as the Hunchback of Notre Dame rescues Esmeralda, carries her up to the bell tower and holding her aloft, cries, “Sanctuary! Sanctuary!” I cry every time I see it. I found a clip on You Tube, and if you haven’t already had the opportunity to see this, I strongly urge you to do so. Sanctuary – Charles Laughton
I’ve never been lucky enough to visit Notre Dame Cathedral in France but here are a few images that, for me, bring that supremely emotional moment to mind. The first two were taken at the Holy Hill Basilica in Wisconsin and the next two are in Temple Square, Utah. Also showing, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota.
Included in the topics for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, Auto fitted in very nicely with a post that I had already prepared on a trip we did to Volo Auto Museum recently. Next to baseball, one of our grandson’s favorite things is cars (the Matchbox variety) so we thought he would enjoy this family-friendly museum in Volo.
One of the things that make this museum so interesting is that many of the cars on display are actually for sale. I remember once taking our older grandsons for a visit here and listening to the two of them planning how they could scrape enough money together to buy one. It’s good to dream big!
Of course, what makes many of these autos special is the fact that they have appeared in the movies or have been owned by famous celebrities.
I have to admit, I’m not a great auto expert as evidenced by the fact that on several occasions I’ve tried to climb into someone else’s car mistaking it for mine. Perhaps if I had one like the one above I wouldn’t get so confused. However, like many of my sex, I can’t resist the lure of a bit of sparkle and shine even if it is only the engine of a fantastically expensive motor car.
They’ve added a lot to the museum in the last few years, making it much more appealing to younger children, with many larger-than-life characters from the movies and a nice outdoor play area. They’ve also added several new collections such as vintage pedal cars, bikes, scooters, snow mobiles, amusement rides and jukeboxes.
With all this, a huge antiques mall and more importantly somewhere to grab some lunch, Volo makes a great day out and one that youngest grandson thoroughly enjoyed.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Week 4 Photo