Lemurian City of Ladies

A Lemurian City Built in Memory of Christine de Pizan

Unearthed Fragments – Orlando’s Finds

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Well, it’s been a very long while since Imogen checked back to see how Orlando non Furioso is doing with his excavations!  He has been busy, and digging in the sun has been bringing up some treasures.  Fragments are interesting, because they are and always will be parts of a whole, waiting for validation.  Fragments are also curiously beguiling for the same reason, as they make you want to contemplate the whole, which is probably what Orlando has been doing for so long, digging in the sunny yard at the Villa in the City of Ladies.  He is pleased to find remnants of a soap dish which sat atop what appears to be an antique shaving cup, with lovely gold and blue dots around the rim, and holes for the soap water to drain away.  He has found the remains of a tea set he and his grandmother used to use when he was a child, the remains of a dinner plate in a lovely soft green, a tea cup shard with a rose on it his mother had, and a plate he had as a child with a blue horse on it.  Not sure about the shard of thick glass, possibly from a very expensive window from another era, or perhaps part of a window for future looking into?

There have also been many patterns of flat decorative glass found, in fragments, looking almost like pieces of sugar toffee, or licorice, from old windows of long ago, that no longer need looking through.  They make good art, and Baba especially liked them…of course Imogen will see what else he found, once he sorts these treasures.

word and image copyright imogen crest 2012

images – fragments, reclaimed shards.

Written by imogen88

June 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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  1. Lovely to see you back here wandering the streets of the Lemurian City of Ladies. Brings back memories of many happy hours spent here.

    Heather Blakey

    June 9, 2012 at 12:07 am

    • Thanks, Heather, I had been wanting to get back to this place for ages. Good to get this post on.

      imogen88

      June 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

  2. I started an altered book which I called the city of ladies. I must see if I can excavate it ….

    traveller2006

    June 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    • Carol, I really hope you do find it, would love to see it, I think everyone would!

      imogen88

      June 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

  3. This is cool! I just bought a book about the lost treasures of the City of Ladies (found it second hand!) and have been thinking of setting a story there…….

    Edith

    June 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    • Yay, Edith, this would be very cool if you did set a story there.

      imogen88

      June 10, 2012 at 2:00 am

  4. How gorgeous – a villa in the City of Ladies – how evocative. It really sets my imagination going. What a wonderful place to wander into in Lemuria. I wonder if I’ll find my way there sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Suzanne

    June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    • Suzanne, it’s fun, lots of good material on this one. Will be great to see what emerges!

      imogen88

      June 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm


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