Saturday, October 6, 2007

Photo Hunt ---- Curvy







CURVY


Since I'm guest posting occasionally during this week for Welshcakes Limoncello I have decided to cross post my Photo Hunt picture there as well. She lives in Sicily so it is only fair that I should post on her site something with a Sicilian connection.

So may I present the CURVY ladies depicted in mosaic at La Villa Romana del Casale, near Piazza Armerina in central Sicily, around 330 AD. I visited this amazing place in 2000 and took this photo, not digital unfortunately. It's scanned from a print, and I apologize for the quality. Click to see it a little better. While depicting young women exercising in a gymnasium it is commonly known as the Bikini Girls mosaic.



Why don't you pay a call at Welshcakes' site since she's a guest on Photo Hunt this week too. Her blog is called Sicily Scene and she talks about her life there and her move to there from Wales several years ago.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE




Crossposted at Sicily Scene and Nobody Important

46 comments:

RUTH said...

They certainly have curves in all the right places! I visited Sicily 42 years ago! I travelled to Italy on the same plane as Gracie Fields who had a home in Sicily. :o)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is really pretty. Never been to Italy, but I know they have amazing murals like that all over the place. Great photo and have a good weekend.

Nap Warden said...

I have been to Italy and would love to get back there...Nice curves!

????? said...

great

BlurMommy said...

That is very pretty. Great photo. Have a great weekend!

Corey~living and loving said...

curvy indeed! Great entry!
have a great weekend!

mharia said...

nice curves! :)
wonderful entry

happy weekend!

Carver said...

What an interesting mosaic. They are indeed a curvy group. Excellent choice for the theme and for a tie in with your guest blogging. I hope you have a pleasant weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

I think only gals can post curvy girls for this theme.

jams o donnell said...

Great choice for this week's theme. I have a coffee mug with with the bikini girls on it. Happy weekend

maiylah said...

wonderful choice! love it!
happy weekend!

tegdirb92 said...

beautiful!! I love it.

Michele said...

very nice...
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Heart of Rachel said...

That's a beautiful mosaic. It must have been magnificent seeing it up close.

Andrée said...

I never knew women were allowed to dress like that; or that they would be painted dressed like that. I love what they call the fresco now!

eastcoastlife said...

The ladies wouldn't be able to make it to models in our present days, too meaty. hehehe.....

Heather said...

Beautiful.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow.. those are some beautiful ladies on the mosaic. Somehow Italian tiles have amazing effects. Nice posting this week.

Don't worry about being shameful of what you post. Everyone has his/her own views on everything. It's good to see how people understand a theme as in PH and come out with different presentations. Yours have been fine for me all these while.

It's the friendship gained and personal touch that matter most. Have a great weekend jmb :)

Josie said...

JMB, what a great photo. Those women not only look curvy, they look fit and healthy. And who knew they had bikinis back then?

I'm going to check out the other blog now.

Corey~living and loving said...

Thanks for coming to my site. NO worries...I have permission to share the photo of her belly. :) She is proud of it.

Gattina said...

Apparently the ladies were not yet that curvy like some species today, lol !

Paulie said...

I knew there would be some curvy ladies in this week's hunt!

Come see mine.

Dragonheart said...

That is an incredible mosaic! Just lovely. :) And definitely curvy!

.:mar said...

What a beautiful mosaic!! just wonderful.
Guest posting sounds like lots of fun. Happy weekend :)

Hootin'Anni said...

One AWESOME choice for this week!! I love it.

Thanks for dropping by my photo hunt!!

lady macleod said...

all right, all right! I'm going, I'm going. Just what I need, ANOTHER reminder to get myself to the gym! grrrrr...

very nice.

Chris said...

The true meaning of 'curvy', JMB. If only.........

ipanema said...

Now these are universal healthy curves. :)

Love the photo! :)

Baba/night owl said...

Good morning JMB, Thanks for sharing this photo of many Curvy girls....I would love to visit Italy one day...Have a fun week-end. Baba

Expat Traveler said...

very interesting! And definitely been curvy for a long time. ;-)

Janice Thomson said...

That we all could keep our curves as long as they have LOL. Excellent and unique photo for the theme Jmb

PowersTwinB said...

oh yes, when women WERE thought of Goddesses when they were plumper and had real curves!!! Lovely photo even without a digital! Thanks for visiting my hunt photo today, I am off to visiti your friends

Ian Lidster said...

Ancient bikini-clad babes, what could be better? Oh, and in reference to the comment on my blog, I do know how to set up links, but was just being lazy about it.
Have a great TG weekend, my friend.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

These curves are unbeatable for sure;-)

Mine at:

http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/2007/10/photohunt-curves.html

TeacherJulie said...

Nice curves on the ladies! Italy must be a wonderful place to visit.

Have fun and take care, jmb :)

Nita said...

Nice choice of photo! Mine is up as well. Have a great week!

gwapasila said...

great vurves u have here,
Mine is up at My Two Cents Worth and

The FOur Seasons Of My Life
hope you can visit me too.
TC

Would you care to ex-link with me ?

genny said...

Nice curves there..

Caroline said...

A beautiful mosaic of some curvy ladies.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very nice! Looks so much better than some of the terribly unhealthy ladies we have around these days!

Great photo, and will visit Sicily Scene now :)

alisonwonderland said...

that's a fun "curvy" photo! nice choice! happy photo hunting!

Joyismygoal said...

beautiful art

YTSL said...

Very nice pics and wow re those Sicilians being into bikinis so many centuries ago! ;b

jmb said...

Thank you all for visiting my Curvy Bikini Ladies who live in Sicily.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Whirlwind said...

Wow, interesting!

Lee said...

My weekend was quiet. I grumbled loudly when a knock came to my door on Sunday. I was nestled in for the day, with my book at hand, looking forward to time just with me and me and the cats! That dream was soon shattered as a friend decided he wanted to spend a couple of hours chatting. I really wasn't in the mood for it, but like a good-mannered person I was brought up to be, I gritted my teeth and behaved myself admirably! ;)

Sometimes, I just want to be by myself and some find that difficult to understand.