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..."
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.