Many Minnesotans would suggest the stark icy landscape of Lake Superior this winter is the epitome of abandoned — all warm temperatures have made themselves scarce this season, as we “celebrate” our 65th day of sub-zero temperatures in Duluth today. (Weather Underground has been kind enough to do a daily sub-zero tally update for those cities in the Midwestern region of the United States who are part of the “Abandoned by Humane Temperatures” club.) For more photos of this stark, but beautiful, frozen landscape, stop by yesterday’s “Put On Your Big Girl Mukluks and Enjoy Winter’s Beauty” post, and last week’s photo challenge, “Threes.”
However, to be honest, the ruins of the Abbey of San Galgano immediately came to mind when this week’s challenge theme was announced. In an earlier post, I shared with you many views from and the history behind this fascinating site near Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy, but thought I would share one more in response to this week’s “Abandoned” theme.
Ciao! ~ Kat
This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. ”Abandoned” was this week’s theme. Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.