Egyptian God Anubis: guardian and protector of the death

San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas

Anubis is the ancient Greek name of this god, but the ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu or Inpu. This god was originally a god of the underworld, afterwards he became associated with the embalming process and funeral rites, and he was replaced by Osiris in his role as the god of the underworld by the Middle Kingdom. He was a guardian and protector of the death, guiding them to the halls of Ma’at where they would be judged.

Colorful facades and Doors in Valladolid

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I found this doors while strolling around in the City of Valladolid, which is located in the State of Yucatan, in Mexico.

I liked the contrast between the framed doors and the colored walls that caracterize this colorful City.

This is my entry for Thursday Doors at Norm´s blog.

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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

B&W: Lake of Valle de Bravo

Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Ancient Golden Laurel Wreath

San Antonio Museum of Art. Greek and Roman collections.
San Antonio Museum of Art.

The San Antonio Museum of Art is an amazing museum with a great variety of collections. It houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman art in the southern United States.

I have seen the laurel wreath in a lot of movies, so looking at this original golden laurel wreath at the Greek and Roman collections in the Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World exhibition area was very exciting. I didn’t imagine the delicacy of the leaves, it’s like a very thin gold paper, so fragile that I imagine it could tear very easily.

I wondered who used this one.

Sorrow

Toluca, Estado de Mexico
Toluca, Estado de Mexico

Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

Maternal Love

San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, Texas

B&W: Lobero Theatre

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

I usually travel to California every year because I have family there.

One of my favorite cities at the South of the State is Santa Barbara. There are many reasons of my attraction to this wondeful place; one of them is the beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture that characterizes the City.

In one of the travels I made over there, I took a walking tour about Santa Barbara’s architecture that starts at Santa Barbara Public Library. The tour is guided by a member of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the donation is $10.00 per person .

One of the visits of the tour is the Lobero Theatre, which is the oldest theatre in California and it is considered an architectual jewel as well as a City and State landmark. It was founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924.

Do you like it?

Mexico City
Mexico City

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