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Monday, April 5, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 14.


Happy Easter Monday to you all. This week I wanted to show you my collection of framed prints and photographs of New Norcia. With it being Easter Monday I thought this was a very appropriate subject to choose for today's posting. New Norica is the only completely run Monastic town in Australia. A couple of hours drive from here. This is the first photo I had framed. There is something completely inspiring about this photo entitled "The olive harvest,New Norcia" I often just stand in front of it and just look at it. It is that kind of photo.
I got this photo early last year of the monks walking along the paddock with the buildings in the background.

I just love these little bright fun prints by Nat Poli. This one is called "Taking time out for nature..."

This one is called "Feasting Monks-Cheers"
New Norcia has an amazing history and you can certainly spend all day there. It has the most amazing art gallery which I can spend hours in. You can stay at New Norcia for a retreat and do the things the monks do. Getting up early for mass is one of them. The school my children used to attend had there Year 10 retreat there. They always came back inspired. You can buy lots of products in the shop including monk shoes,olives,olive oil wine and a great variety of religious products. The Hotel serves wonderful lunch and you have to try some of the bread with the olive oil. Delicious. There is a cemetery to wander around and a machinery display which holds a lot of items they used to use.I would urge you to do a search on New Norcia through your favourite search engine especially the images. Please click onto the photo's to see the detail in them especially the first one.
Happy Easter Monday to you all.
Bev C


Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful Happy Monday with us Bev! I am very impressed.
Happy Easter Monday to you too!

Terriaw said...

Such lovely photos! I am not familiar with New Norcia so I learned something new! Such great souvenirs to remember a special place.

Maria said...

Great photos Bev.

Glad you had a Happy Monday!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Bev...wow, I didn't know this existed!!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your Very Welcome. : ) I'm glad you like them. They are fun to make.

Bobbie Lynn

country mouse said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, and the art work is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I have not heard of New Norcia so thank you for sharing! blessings,Kathleen