A statue of Bacchus god of wine seemed appropriate on this food and good life targeted blog
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is hosting a great Roman Exhibit on loan from Le Louvre in Paris http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/rome/rome.asp, I went to see it with a friend today, it always amazes me that in 2008 we can see artefacts dating so far back, so very well preserved and amazing by the precision of details, to see the statues so realistic and well proportioned, the delicate blown glass and poteries and jewels. It brings me a sense of awe and humility.
While at the SAM we also had the rare opportunity to see 3 original panels from The Gates of Paradise guilded bronze by Lorenzo Ghiberti in the early 1400's. See attached panel of The Creation/Adam & Eve.
After a couple of hours at the exhibit we took a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/, the sunshine and fresh air were welcome after the imposing art of the Roman exhibit.
View from the Olympic Sculpture Park, and with the Seattle Space needle in the background