A new cat and a new dog? + Sanctuary Nostra Signora delle Grazie (Chiavari) |🇮🇹 Un nuovo gatto e un nuovo cane? + Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie (Chiavari)

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Yesterday, walking along the Entella river together with @osso and Marilù, I met a cat for the first time since I've been in Liguria: how beautiful is this big cat!

Concentrated cat...

Attentive cat

strutting cat...

Almost ruffled cat...

Cat sniffing, showing disinterest...

It is clear from the photos that he was not at all intimidated by the presence of Marilu, this splendid Cocker Spaniel of eighteen months...

Marilu walking along the Entella river

Marilu sulking...

This dog is very attached to her mistress, who had stayed at home, and she showed it on the way back because - kept on the leash - she was pulling a lot... yes, I did gymnastics to my right arm! 😁

Marilu in Chiavari

Marilu in Chiavari

The vegetation here in Liguria benefits from the Mediterranean climate and these lemons testify it.

Lemons along the river...

At sunset, I made a short but challenging walk uphill to the sanctuary of Nostra Signora delle Grazie, well visible from the seafront of Chiavari.

... *is a catholic place of worship (omissis) located along the state road 1 Via Aurelia, in a stretch where the coast rises steeply to the sea, with a wooded slope. The sanctuary overlooks the sea, and is still as visible to sailors today as it was in the past.

The Sanctuary of Nostra Signora delle Grazie seen from Chiavari

*In its interior there is a cycle of frescoes by Teramo Piaggio and the most important one by Luca Cambiaso. The latter, located on the counter-façade, depicts the Last Judgement and dates back to 1550.

Altar...

The Vaccà or Vaccari family, who managed the vestry of the sanctuary of Le Grazie in the 16th and 17th centuries, were the commissioners of these pictorial cycles. Since 1528 their family had been members of the Albergo dei Promontorio in Genoa. They were loyal to the Genoese Doria family, and in 1587 a member of the family, Davide Vacca became doge of the Republic of Genoa from 14 November 1587 to 14 November 1589.

  • Luca Cambiaso's fresco is related to the social rise of the Vaccari family; for this reason the painter was asked to paint a theme that was up to date with the latest Roman news, such as the Last Judgement in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Luca Cambiaso was chosen because of his relationship with the Dorias, as the artist had frescoed the palace of Antonio Doria.*
  • The sanctuary is also remembered for the many vows made by sailors, among whom his cult was alive. The Last Supper is also depicted here.

Last Supper - frontal view

This painting is very unusual because it is not hung on a wall, but suspended on a pedestal so that both the front and the back can be seen.

It depicts Christ flagellated and the back is particularly impressive... don't you agree?

Christ flagellated - rear view

From the outside of the Sanctuary, I shot the promontory of Portofino (famous place frequented by rich people) and the sun at sunset.

Portofino seen from Chiavari...

The sunset this evening...

Coming back from the Sanctuary, taking advantage of the car passage of the very kind Ligurian DOC named Marco - that I met on that occasion - I made a tour through the streets of the centre of Chiavari, in a swarm of people.

The following photos were taken the night before, during the "plandemic curfew"...

Tree of light and fountains...

Fountains and decorations...

Piazza Mazzini]()


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Ieri, passeggiando lungo il fiume Entella assieme a @osso e a Marilù, ho incontrato per la prima volta da quando sono in Liguria un gatto: ma quanto bello è 'sto micione!

Gatto concentrato...

Gatto attento

Gatto impettito...

Gatto quasi arruffato...

Gatto che annusa, mostrando disinteresse...

Mi pare evidente anche dalle foto che non era per nulla intimidito dalla presenza di Marilù, questa splendida Cocker Spaniel di diciotto mesi...

Marilu a passeggio lungo il fiume Entella

Marilu imbronciata...

Questa cagnolina è molto attaccata alla sua padrona, che era rimasta a casa, e lo ha ampiamente dimostrato sulla strada del ritorno perchè - tenuta al guinzaglio - tirava parecchio... si, insomma, ho fatto ginnastica al mio braccio destro! 😁

Marilu a Chiavari

Marilu a Chiavari

La vegetazione qui in Liguria beneficia del clima mediterraneo e questi limoni lo testimoniano.

Limoni lungo il fiume...

All'ora del tramonto, ho fatto una breve ma impegnativa camminata in salita fino al santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie, ben visibile dal lungo mare di Chiavari.

... è un luogo di culto cattolico (omissis) si trova lungo la strada statale 1 Via Aurelia, in un tratto in cui la costa si alza ripida sul mare, con un versante boscoso. Il santuario domina il mare, ed è ben visibile ancora oggi dai naviganti come nel passato.

Il Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie visto da Chiavari

Ospita al suo interno il ciclo di affreschi di Teramo Piaggio e quello più importante di Luca Cambiaso. Quest'ultimo, collocato nella contro facciata, raffigura il Giudizio Universale, e risale al 1550.

Altare...

Committenti di questi cicli pittorici furono i Vaccà o Vaccari, che nei secoli XVI e XVII gestivano la fabbriceria del santuario delle Grazie. La loro famiglia era ascritta dal 1528 all'Albergo dei Promontorio in Genova. Erano fedeli alla famiglia genovese Doria, e nel 1587 un membro della famiglia, Davide Vacca divenne doge della Repubblica di Genova dal 14 novembre 1587 al 14 novembre 1589.

L'affresco di Luca Cambiaso è in rapporto all'ascesa sociale della famiglia Vaccari; per questo motivo venne richiesto al pittore un tema aggiornato alle attualità e novità romane, quali il Giudizio Universale della Cappella Sistina di Michelangelo. Era stato scelto Luca Cambiaso per i suoi rapporti coi Doria, avendo l'artista affrescato il palazzo di Antonio Doria.

Il santuario è ricordato anche per i moltissimi voti dei marinai, presso i quali era vivo il suo culto. Qui è rappresentata anche L'Ultima Cena.

Cristo flegellato - vista frontale

Questo quadro è molto particolare perchè non è appeso a una parete, ma sospeso su un piedistallo per consentirne la visioine sia del davanti che del retro.

Raffigura il Cristo flagellato e il retro è particolarmente impressioniante... concordi?

Cristo flagellato - vista posteriore

Dall'esterno del Santuario, ho scattato il promontorio di Portofino (famosa località frequentata da ricchi facoltosi) e il sole al tramonto.

Portofino vista da Chiavari...

Il tramonto questa sera...

Tornato dal Santuario, sfruttando il passaggio in auto del gentilissimo ligure DOC di nome Marco - che ho conosciuto nell'occasione - ho fatto un giro per le vie del centro di Chiavari, in un brulicare di persone.

Le seguenti foto, le ho scattate la sera prima, in orario di "coprifuoco plandemico"...

Albero di luce e fontane luminose...

Fontane e addobbi...

Piazza Mazzini


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Be careful ...this is a very big cat my friend Lol😻
What a beautiful cat!!!
The painting of Christ, from what I have read is probably exactly how his back looked. They were very brutal....

Ahahahhh... not so big, but he could be dangerous because he's a free-roaming cat and may be particularly adept with his sharp nails!
Who knows how much they've colored the story of Christ, too, in two thousand years of stories and transcriptions...thanks for stopping by, dear @silvertop!


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So very true my friend, stories change. If you have ever played the tell a story game in school......."Many years ago Lol"

I also played with it as an adult, during a company training course on proactive listening: every time you pass on a story, it takes on new meanings! 😆

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Absolutely stunning post, @amico.sports! A totally fabulous @actifit step count of 27888! I love the kitty! The puppy is cute as well! The church, magnificent and the nighttime Christmas light, wonderful!

Thanks for sharing your day! Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

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How gorgeous kitty 😻 and the Cocker Spaniel as well. My parents have one, black, about twice bigger than Marilu. (Little bit fat hahaha, it is not good)

The sanctuary of Nostra Signora delle Grazie is beautiful. How much I love the Italian architecture and art and music and everything 🤩💝

Grazie mille @amico.sports for this report 👌

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We usually travel through Italy on summers. We skipped this one 😑

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