Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mamakat's: Seven Wonders

Mamakat's Prompt: List your life's Seven Wonders. Describe the most amazing 7 things you've seen with your own two eyes. Okay, but it was hard to narrow it down to just seven.

7. The Sacrament of the Last Supper, Salvador Dali

I am not big on Dali's work; it seems to me that he did a few too many drugs. But I was struck by this painting as I walked through the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. There's just something ethereal about it, like you will reach out to touch it and it will disappear like smoke.

6. Castle Neuschwanstein

This is the castle that Disney borrowed for his theme park. If I remember correctly, King Ludwig of Bavaria built this. He was crazy(he really was!), but his castle is breathtaking. He built a couple more, including a castle in the middle of a lake, but this is his masterpiece.

5. Washington, D.C.

Forget the politics for a moment. The capital of our country IS history. When I lived there, I spent hours of my free time just exploring. Everywhere you turned, a piece of our past was there. I walked out of a training session, and there was Ford's Theater. I got lost one day, and there was the Octagon House. It used to be that you could just walk into the White House during the Christmas holidays; they had an entire room full of gingerbread houses. I hate that some idiots ruined that for all of us. It would have been great to see the look on my son's face when he saw those houses.

Source: via Tina on Pinterest

4. Statue of David

Yes, I actually got to visit Italy and see this gorgeous work of art. And it is truly beautiful. It's bigger than you might think. I mean the statue. Michelangelo must have tapped into the divine that is in all of us when he created this.

Source: via Tina on Pinterest

3. The World Trade Center

My friend won a trip to New York City, and we got to stand pretty close and just look up. And up. And up. I will never forget the sense of awe that I felt that day. It was a symbol way before it was knocked down.

2. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

My father got his masters degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. I went to his graduation, and I got to sit in the cathedral. This is called "America's Catholic Church". Even if you are not the least bit religious, tell me that you wouldn't be awed. I was! And I'm pretty sure that those eyes were following me, too!

1. And the greatest wonder of all...

My Miracle. He's just plain awesome.



  1. #1 is my favorite! Aside from gazing at my own children with awe and wonder, the only other thing on your super cool list I've ever seen is the trade center, up on the top ouside, and breakfast at Windows on the World. My dad used to work across the street!

  2. Love it! I considered doing this prompt but I was like, omg. I have no idea what to choose!

    Also, I'm not really into art, in general, but I love Salvador Dali! I went to his museum in st Pete, Florida and there is a huuuge painting that he did that up close it looks like a naked woman staring out of a window but when you back up it is a famous portrait of Abe Lincoln! I mean, how did he come up with this stuff??

  3. Enjoyed your wonders---wandering around the world. I like Dali, too. But I'm am artist and I'm supposed to like weird stuff.

    Check out my 7 wonders HERE.

  4. Wow, what a great list. You have seen some wonderful things.

    Stopped by from Mama Kat's :)

  5. Great list! I love the castle... though I'm grown and supposed to be beyond such things, I still love castles.

  6. Oh my, yes- wondrous everything especially your miracle! Love!


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