Wednesday, June 9, 2010

wi vacation: dickeyville grotto (day 1)

"The Dickeyville Grotto and Shrines erected in the Village of Dickeyville, Wisconsin on Holy Ghost Parish grounds are the works of Father Matthias Wernerus, a Catholic Priest, Pastor of the Parish from 1918 to 1931. His handiwork in stone, built from 1925-1930, is dedicated to the unity of two great American ideals-love of God and love of Country. These religious and patriotic shrines were constructed without the use of blueprints.

It is a creation in stone, mortar and bright colored objects-collected materials from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, antique heirlooms of pottery or porcelain, stalagmites and stalactites, sea shells, starfish, petrified sea urchins and fossils, and a variety of corals, amber glass, agate, quartz, ores, such as iron, copper and lead, fool's gold, rock crystals, onyx, amethyst and coal, petrified wood and moss."






7 comments:

Jill said...

i know you were thinking about tounging the lamb of god!

Heather Lucille said...

ex-sqeeze me, but i was being oh-so-very pious.

David said...

jesus lincoln christ, those are some spesh snaps!

David said...

jesus lincoln christ, those are some bitchin' snaps!

Heather Lucille said...

frank lincoln lloyd (pronounced in the welsh "ll" style of "horkachoochlloyd")
thank you, thunder!

David said...

jesus llincolln llllewellllyn christ, i didn't think you'd approve both of those comments!

Heather Lucille said...

i am like a goat to feed corn for the praise and the comments - i will publish anything. any-thang.