Photographic print. Columbarium Niches with Lilacs & Lantern photographed in the chapel at Laigueglia Cemetery, Italy.
These le nicchie seem like beautiful small altars which people adorn with flowers, lanterns and portrait photographs of their departed. I particularly liked the pink glow which spread patterns of light onto the marble of the tomb, creating an ethereal quality. Lilacs originate in ancient Greek mythology. Pan, the god of forests and fields was hopelessly in love with a nymph named Syringa. One day he was following her through a forest, she was afraid of his advances so turned herself into a lilac shrub as a disguise. Pan could not find Syringa, but he did find the shrub. A lilac shrub consists of hollow reeds and he cut the reeds and created the first pan pipe. The botanical name for lilac is Syringa vulgaris, and the name is derived from the Greek word 'syrinks' which means pipe.
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