The Holy Grail is in Valencia, Spain

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Happy Sunday!

I’m editing the photos from Valencia Cathedral, taken during my Spain trip, and thought I’d share a photo of what is said to be the Holy Grail. For those of you who don’t know what the Holy Grail is (or who have never watched “Indiana Jones”), the Holy Grail is said to be the cup that Jesus used during the last supper. This Cup is made of agate stone – a popular material for drink vessels in his time. It is cut out entirely from a large chunk of agate, 9 cm in diameter and completely plain. The decorations of gold and pearls were added to the supporting structure over the centuries. I have to say, it was quite a soul quieting experience to be in the chapel that holds it. You could hear a pin drop. Pretty awesome (literally the definition of awesome).

The Holy Grail is believed to had been left in the house where the Last Supper took place – a house belonging to the family of St Mark the Evangelist, who later took it to Rome when he went to serve as an interpreter for St Peter. Passed on within the church and used as Papal Chalice, the relic was shipped out of Rome in 3rd century by St Lawrence, in anticipation of a persecution. It was taken out of Rome in the hands of a Spanish soldier to Huesca, Spain. During the Muslim occupation of the Iberic peninsula, the Grail went into hiding and later re-emerged in various Spanish monasteries and cathedrals. The Kings of Spain looked after it, on occasions taking it into their treasuries or palaces, until it was finally presented to the Valencia Cathedral in XV century, where it remained ever since. It briefly left the Cathedral only twice, both times during the 1930s Civil War, for fears of plunder. #Sundayfeels #thegrail #Valencia

(info credit given to http://www.valenciavalencia.com/sig…/holy-grail-valencia.htm)

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#MotivationMonday Travel to Italy Again

It’s Monday…and I daydream about traveling to Italy again …

Walking the streets of Venice in technicolor. Prints & Canvas for sale.

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For Seattle Locals: Art UP PhinneyWood

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Hey Seattle locals!

I will be showing my paintings, photography and taking mini family Christmas portrait sessions tomorrow, Friday, November 14th at Ballard Healing Arts
8314 8th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

for those who visit me during the Art Up PhinneyWood walk tomorrow. Terry will also be giving free mini reiki sessions to those who attend.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Walking Back in Time…James Bay Inn

This past weekend my husband and I stayed at a lovely old historical inn while in Victoria, BC, called James Bay Inn.  Walking through the halls and rooms are like walking back in time.  From the wallpaper to the old photos and decor, everything was what you expected from a quaint old inn.  I could’ve lounged in the lobby for hours, just reading a book with a good cup of coffee…which yes, they did provide- along with lemon water to quench your thirst.  I will be going back.

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